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Re: Valid Syntax for commit-access-control.cfg

From: Steven Hansen <runner_at_berkeley.edu>
Date: Sun, 07 Feb 2010 09:03:15 -0800

Hi David,

I get an error like this:

svn: 'pre-commit' hook failed with error output:
/svn/repo/hooks/commit-access-control.pl: error in loading configuration
file `/svn/repo/hooks/commit-access-control.cfg':
Line 308 in file /svn/repo/hooks/commit-access-control.cfg is mal-formed:

This has happened 3-4 times when various people have updated the file.
It is always a result of using a '.' in a user's name.
I don't know perl very well and assumed it has to do with the '.' being
interpreted as a regex character instead of a literal '.'

I wasn't aware that svnperms.py is a replacement script. I'll take a
look and see if I can replace.


David Weintraub wrote:
> What type of "error" are you getting? Is the script running, but not
> giving you the results you expect (i.e., it rejects a commit that it
> should accept or visa versa), or is the script erroring out with a
> message?
> I'm looking at the code, and I really don't see an issue with periods
> in the name since user names are white space separated. However, it
> could be due to an error in the module "Config::IniFiles".
> Have you tried running the script by hand to see what you get? Have
> you tried adding a few debug lines in the script to see why the user
> ID isn't what you expect?
> This hook script has been replaced by the "svnperms.py" script, a
> Python script. Have you tried that script.
> If you prefer a Perl script, you're also welcome to try my
> configuration script which I wrote to specifically replace the
> commit-access-control.pl script. You can get that here:
> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/433257/hooks.zip.
> This does work with periods in the user names.
> On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 5:49 PM, Steven Hansen <runner_at_berkeley.edu> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm trying to find some documentation describing "valid" syntax for the
>> commit-access-control.cfg
>> file. I've been bitten in the past by using something like:
>> [SVN - config modification permissions]
>> match = ^SVN
>> access = read-write
>> users = first.lastname
>> Having a '.' in the username causes errors.
>> Also, does anyone know why does this cause errors? If possible I'd like to
>> include usernames that
>> include the '.'
>> Thanks,
>> Steven
Received on 2010-02-07 18:03:57 CET

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