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Re: strange reaction from post-commit hook

From: J. Bakshi <joydeep_at_infoservices.in>
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2009 18:13:35 +0530

J. Bakshi wrote:
> Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Jun 5, 2009, at 04:03, J. Bakshi wrote:
>>> Based on your previous discussion I have just change /sbin/nologin to
>>> /bin/bash of apache entry in /etc/password and assigned it a password.
>>> then I login as apache user and did a "svn list" to accept the
>>> certificate. After that the commit and hooks are working perfectly
>>> Ok :-)
>>> Thanks for your help. It really made me fixing the problem. I find it
>>> little bit easier than the file:/// protocol you have mentioned above.
>>> Specially the users on linux/wimdows client uses their GUI tool and
>>> there it would not be possible to fire up the script as apache user.
>> Your users don't need to do anything. All that you, in your role as
>> server administrator, need to do, is relocate the POSTCOMMIT working
>> copy to the file:// protocol, one single time. That's all. Your users
>> will continue to use the https:// protocol.
>> Giving your apache user a login shell is a security vulnerability and
>> thus not recommended. Instead of this, if you insist on keeping the
>> working copy checked out from http or https, you can use the
>> --config-dir option to the "svn" command to tell it where to look for
>> its config directory.
> Hello Ryan,
> yes you are right that providing a shell access is actually a security
> risk And I don't like to have that hole in my server. The first option
> which you have suggested to use --relocate is very much attractive to me
> as it only requires to modify the hook script only and transparent to
> the users.
> I tried the file:// protocol like
> ````````````````````````````````````
> svn switch --relocate \
> \
> file:///hoem/SVN/test \
> /var/www/html/POSTCOMMIT
> ````````````````````````````
> This update the repo successfully. But what to do to update the working
> copy ?
> I already tried to add
> ````````````````````
> /usr/bin/svn up /var/www/html/POSTCOMMIT
> `````````````````````````````````
> after the above code and it again asked for the certificate. I have
> already disabled the login facility of apache.

I have just discovered this error when running the command manually :-(

svn switch --relocate
file:///home/SVN/test /var/www/html/POSTCOMMIT

svn: Relocate can only change the repository part of an URL

>>> Though there is some permission problem if I use samba. In post-commit
>>> if I use a samba mount point like
>> I have also seen issues when trying to use svn commands on an smb
>> mount point. I cannot help you resolve them.
> Never Mind. You have already helped me ALOT.........
> millions of thanks
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Received on 2009-06-05 14:44:39 CEST

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