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Sudo problem with stored passwords

From: Richard Thomas <richard.thomas_at_psysolutions.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 09:09:16 -0500

With an older version of subversion, I could allow users to deploy
changes as a different user using the sudo command.

sudo -u www-data /path/deploy.sh

where deploy.sh was along the lines of

svn update /www

This would run svn as www-data, use the password from
/home/www-data/.subversion/auth/svn.simple/ and everything would check
out fine. A while back, I upgraded subversion and this behavior broke.
Now, it prompts for the password for www-data instead of reading from
the file. Even when I enter the password, it still asks the next time.

Anyone know what's up and how to fix or work-around? Handing out the
password to www-data is not really an option.


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Received on 2008-08-14 16:10:16 CEST

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