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Re: svn automatically temporary accept for SSL key?

From: Konrad Rosenbaum <konrad_at_silmor.de>
Date: 2007-07-17 22:39:35 CEST


this all sounds very FAQ'esque...

On Tuesday 17 July 2007, timotheus wrote:
> The purpose would be to access repository at:
> https://localhost/somerepo/
> but the server is a self-signed SSL certificate, hence the prompt.
> No, I would not recommend automatic for remote repository either.

SVN does not care who signed the cert, it just asks.

> And what about cron job that runs as an unprivilaged user without any
> $HOME or shell?

Every Linux/Unix user DOES have a $HOME and a shell. In worst case the
homedir is a system directory and the shell is /bin/false.

> Also, even if the user does have a valid $HOME, I find
> that `svn' does occasionally forget it's cache for these cron job
> unprivilaged users with valid HOME...

Put a line like "HOME=/path/to/user/home" into the crontab and make sure the
path is writeable by the user and is not "cleaned" by some other cron-job.
Subversion creates a $HOME/.subversion directory where it stores its caches
and configuration - it does not work properly without it, so you need to
make sure it can do this anyway.


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