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Re: Taking a nightly snapshot with cron

From: Jeff Lanzarotta <delux256-subversion_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-09-28 17:21:38 CEST

Yikes! ;)

--- Mark Bohlman <mNoSpamPorMoibohlman@tcicredit.com> wrote:

>
>
> 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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