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Re: svn: Directory '...' is missing and copy/tag issues

From: John Peacock <john.peacock_at_havurah-software.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 06:53:29 -0400

Emin.shopper Martinian.shopper wrote:
> Is there a way for a user with limited access to trunk (i.e., a user
> who cannot read certain directories) to make a tag?

Think of it this way: Subversion's security exists in a file outside of
repository itself, and is strictly path based. If you were allowed to tag a
directory containing a subtree that you wouldn't have rights to under the
security stanza, you would suddenly have rights to *all* paths in the tag.
There is no way to automatically update the security settings in response to

The contrapositive would be even worse: if you allowed someone to make a tag of
a directory containing prohibited paths, but simply excluded those paths from
the tag, then you wouldn't have a consistent tree. In addition, a tag by
someone who lacks some rights would now be different from someone who had all

In order to make a tag, you have to have full rights to all directories and
files below the tagged directory. You will have to restructure your repository
(or rethink your security), so that prohibitions exists only in peers to the
trunk, not children.



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