Thanks for your tip. I recompiled my client using the "dependency package" . This way, I got the right APR installation, and my client no longer echoes the password when I type it.
From: Stefan Sperling [mailto:stsp_at_elego.de]
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2010 3:13 PM
To: Patrick Oor
Subject: Re: svn 1.6 client echoes password
On Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 02:25:00PM +0100, Patrick Oor wrote:
> When I switched my SVN client on Red Hat Linux 4 from SVN 1.5.4 to
> 1.6.3 I found out that the newer SVN client echoes my password to the
> screen when I type it. I looked for a fix on the internet (including
> this project) but have not found anything yet. Who can help? Why is
> SVN echoing the password and how can I switch it off again?
Subversion relies on APR to read passwords without echoing.
So this must be a problem with APR, not Subversion.
Check your APR installation.
If the APR compilation process does not detect a getpass(),
getpassphrase(), or getpass_r() routine, or the termios.h
header file, then APR stupidly falls back to reading the password
with a simple fgets() call. This might explain your situation.
The above is valid for APR-1.3.x. I haven't checked other versions.
Received on 2010-01-12 01:28:55 CET