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revision history and permissions

From: M.S.Bachler <M.S.Bachler_at_open.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 13:04:37 +0100


I recently moved a subversion folder from one server to another.
I wanted to implement folder level permissions using Apache and needed to upgrade for it to work, so I.T. built me a new server while they where at it.

Once copied over, all seemed well.
I restructured the folders into public and private areas, and then added my users on the new server and their new folder level permissions.
It all seemed to work fine.
Each user could only read/write to their folder now.
However, they could no longer see their revision histories.
They needed read permissions from the root down to see them again (This is what they had on the old machine).

So it seems that the revisions somehow know the user's permission level has changed, and even though they are only trying to access revisions for files they have read/write access to, it still won't let them see them without read permissions from the top down.

My question is how do the permissions work with the revisions?
Is there anyway to fix this access issue from the svn admin commands (I don't really want then all to have read to everything - that was the point of the move!).




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