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Re: determining when an svn update occurred?

From: Geoffrey <lists_at_serioustechnology.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2008 13:08:22 -0500

Andy Levy wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 12:17 PM, Geoffrey <lists_at_serioustechnology.com> wrote:
>> John Peacock wrote:
>> > Geoffrey wrote:
>> >>> Just wondering, but what do you need that info for?
>> >>
>> >> Just trying to figure out who the guilty party is. ;)
>> >
>> > If you weren't using shared working copies, you would know who the
>> > guilty party was based solely on the output from 'svn log'.
>> We are not using shared working copies. There are two folks who are
>> permitted to update the production environment. To control this, they
>> are in a unique group, thus updating the files can only be done if
>> you're in this group. Each individual has their own working copies in
>> their own development environment.
>> > If you
>> > simply must use a shared working copy (which is a bad idea from the get
>> > go, but useful in certain limited circumstances), then you should make
>> > the following changes:
>> >
>> > 1) remove all files from the directory ~/.subversion/auth/svn.simple on
>> > the box that has the shared WC (I don't off the top of my head know
>> > where that might be located on a Windows box);
>> >
>> > 2) edit the file ~/.subversion/config (ditto on location), and in the
>> > section labeled [auth], uncomment this line (remove the # sign):
>> >
>> > store-passwords = no
>> >
>> > Now, every time someone commits, they will be forced to type their
>> > username and password.
>> It's not the committing of code were are trying to track. We know who
>> committed the code. We are trying to figure out who executed the 'svn
>> update' on the production machine.
> Have you checked the system logs to see who was logged onto the server
> when the update happened?

Yeah, both folks who have the ability to update had shells running at
the time.

Until later, Geoffrey
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