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Re: Newbie Question

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: 2006-09-01 00:10:11 CEST

On 8/31/2006 4:35 PM, Ernest L. Williams Jr. wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-08-31 at 11:38 -0400, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>> On 8/31/2006 8:53 AM, Ernest L. Williams Jr. wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2006-08-31 at 19:25 +1200, Gavin Lambert wrote:
>>>> Quoth Ernest L. Williams Jr. <mailto:ernesto@ornl.gov>:
>>>>> (1) I need to be able to do a svn update on a project that
>>>>> someone on my team has already checkout. The problem: Their username
>>>>> is stored in ".svn"
>>>>> How did we handle this in CVS, well it was easy: cvs -d $CVSROOT
>>>>> update
>>>>> How do we make this happen in SVN?
>>>>> I tried svn update --username williams but it still prompted
>>>>> me for my colleague's password. By the way I am using svn+ssh.
>>>> If you just hit enter when it asks for a password, then it should ask
>>>> for a username as well.
>>> Because we are using svn+ssh here is what happens:
>>> [williams@ics-srv-phy1 svn-xaldev]$ svn update
>>> tap@ics-srv01's password
>>> The url that my colleague used to checkout a working copy has his
>>> username there. Again, in CVS we were able to override this by
>>> specifying cvs -d <my CVSROOT> update
>>> So, how can we do something similar with SVN.
>> You need to switch the WC to a URL that doesn't include the username.
>> Then svn will use the currently logged-in username. If you don't want
>> it to do that, you need to tell it to send a different name to ssh. You
>> can configure that in your config file (see the "SSH authentication and
>> authorization" section in the SVN book), or using the SVN_SSH
>> environment variable.
> Thanks for the reference in the book.
> What exactly do I set the env variable to?
> The following does not work.
> export SVN_SSH=svn+ssh://williams@ics-srv01
> Can you give me a working example?

It's the command that svn will use to invoke ssh. So I can't really
tell you what it should be on your system, but something like

export SVN_SSH=/usr/bin/ssh -l williams

should work. Then svn will use it as the prefix for the command that
opens the tunnel to ics-srv01. As far as I know, this works just the
way it does in cvs using CVS_RSH.

Duncan Murdoch

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