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Re: Taking a nightly snapshot with cron

From: Mark Bohlman <mNoSpamPorMoibohlman_at_tcicredit.com>
Date: 2005-09-28 17:06:59 CEST

Jeff Lanzarotta wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm running subversion 1.2.3 on SuSE Linus 9.3. svnserve is running
> through xinetd under the user 'svn'.
>
> Ok, what I'm trying to do is create a nightly snapshot of a repository
> using a script running through cron.
>
> The script is very simple. It looks like:
>
> ----------8<----------
>
> #!/bin/sh
> /usr/local/bin/svn update /mnt/winnt/LatestAndGreatest/"
>
> ----------8<----------
>
> Well the problem that I have when trying to run this script is that it
> requires that I enter a password for 'root'... Here is the output:
>
> ----------8<----------
>
> suse:/media/hdc1/scripts # ./latestWindss
> Retrieving the latest and greatest Win/DSS version...
> /mnt/winnt/LatestAndGreatest/ 0 1024 517b 1534176 81152 81152 4096 0 0
> Authentication realm: <svn://suse:3690> WinDSS Repository
> Password for 'root':
>
> ----------8<----------
>
> Since cron is running these jobs as 'root', I guess that is why
> svnserve is requesting 'root's password...
>
> Is there anyway of automating this to not ask for a password? Or, is
> there a better way of doing this? All I want is a nightly snapshot of a
> respository... Any ideas?
>
> Regards,
>
> -Jeff
>
>
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Ignoring (yipes!) for a moment the security issues, can you pass the
following params on the update in your task?
 --username arg
 --password arg

-- Mark

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