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RE: svnserve authx problems...

From: Lieven Govaerts <lgo_at_mobsol.be>
Date: 2006-06-13 20:05:01 CEST


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tankko [mailto:tankko@gmail.com]
> Sent: dinsdag 13 juni 2006 18:22
> He is not trying to check out the /trunk, he is checking out
> /trunk/Data and /trunk/Source separately and being denied access.
> I am running svnserve, not apache, so I don't know if that
> matters to your execute comment. I did not see anything
> about execute permissions in the docs about the authz-db file
> for svnserve.
> This seems like a very basic thing: give someone access to
> only one folder in a repository, but I just can't see what I
> am doing wrong.
> Have other people gotten this to work (no read access!, just
> the ability to checkout, update and commit one folder)? Is
> so, can you post your authzfile?

what you want to do is definitely possible with svnserve 1.3.2, I can
simulate it right here on my Windows pc.

I have a repository called repos, located in c:\devel\lgo\svn\repos. It
contains a trunk branch in which I created a folder 't'.

This is my configuration for repos:
== svnserve.conf
anon-access = none
auth-access = write
password-db = passwd
authz-db = authz
realm = My First Repository

== authz
lgo = rw

test = rw

== passwd
lgo = lgo
test = test

I start up svnserve like this:
C:\svn-win32-1.3.2>svnserve -d -r C:\devel\lgo\svn

and then checkout my t folder (I specify username & password so I'm this
username is used, not the cached one):

C:\svn-win32-1.3.2>svn checkout --username test --password test
svn://localhost/repos/trunk/t ./wc
A wc\file
A wc\test.txt
Checked out revision 59.

It works as expected.

Some random thoughts:
- this was indeed a bug in svn 1.3.1 (as another reply already pointed out),
so that would be me first guess too.
- you say that the user can't update, but if he's trying an update he must
have already succeeded in doing a checkout. where did he get the working
copy from then? Can you try checking out a new working copy?
- before trying, make sure you clear svn's authentication cache (or use
--username and --password), then you're sure which account you're using.

If this doesn't succeed, please give me an exact recipe of reproduction and
I'll try it on my Linux or Mac box.



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