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Re: Internal directories (db, hooks) suddenly in working copy / browser view

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-11-09 10:02:26 CET

On Nov 8, 2007, at 12:54, Andreas K. Huettel wrote:

> I'm running two repositories with Subversion 1.2.3 (r15833) and
> Apache/2.0.54. Clients range from svn 1.2.3 (Linux) to recent
> TortoiseSVN (WinXP). Everything is "authorized users & ssl access
> only".
> In the beginning everything was fine.
> Some time ago I noticed that suddenly in the "browser view" (i.e.
> pointing
> Firefox to the repository URL) the main directory of the repository
> showed
> not just my data directories within the subversion structure, but also
> "internal" directories and files of the repository (Readme.txt, conf/,
> dav/, db/, format, hooks/, locks/)!
> Now when I did an update of one of the working copies, these
> directories
> are in my working copy as well. (Though they don't look complete,
> e.g. the
> db directory contains only an empty.)
> "svn log" says the directories have been added by a user (who does not
> know how the internal structure looks like and has no admin rights
> on the
> server).
> A second repository on the same server looks fine.
> Do you have any idea what might have happened? Should I worry about
> this?

I assume the user ran "svnadmin create" in their working copy, and
then added those files, and then committed them (perhaps with the
help of TortoiseSVN which of course makes it easy to add and commit
files in one step). The user should be instructed to use "svn status"
and "svn diff" before each commit to ensure that the changes about to
be committed to the repository are in fact changes the user wishes to

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