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"svnadmin hotcopy" doesn't preserve file owners/permissions

From: Marko Kaening <mk362_at_mch.osram.de>
Date: 2005-10-17 15:22:17 CEST


I noticed that "svnadmin hotcopy" changes owner to root:root and also
changes the file/folder permissions writable to owner only in the newly
created hot-copied repository.

We have a special group accessing the repository. That's why we gave that
group write permissions to the necessary files and folders and also
changed the owner to the group. This way multiple users can access the
repository via svn+ssh://.

Now there is the "problem" that the hotcopied repository is not ready to
be used as a simple drop-in replacement for a wreck repository, because of
its rights and owners settings.

Perhaps it would be worthwile to change the "svnadmin hotcopy" command in
such a way that it preserves all the necessary info to be really usable,
perhaps with an additional option like "--preserve-permission-and-owners".

Just a thought for the lazy, ;)

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