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RE: Why do you need to grant root access to subversion repository??

From: Keith Theman <xray316_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 09:11:13 -0500

Thank you for the clarification. Very helpful.

Not being a member of the subversion voting elite, what is the probability (polling?) that this bug will be fixed in 1.6.10?

If this bug is not fixed, then I will have no other recourse but to move to mecurial. Bummer I really like svn.

Ed

> Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 08:49:40 -0500
> From: cmpilato_at_collab.net
> To: xray316_at_hotmail.com
> CC: bert_at_qqmail.nl; users_at_subversion.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Why do you need to grant root access to subversion repository??
>
> There were two different things that changed in Subversion 1.5 that led to this.
>
> 1. Subversion started firing of OPTIONS requests for all operations, often
> against the repository root URL.
>
> 2. 'svn copy' and 'svn move' started allowing folks to copy/move multiple
> items at once, and the code was a little lazy about determining the right
> URL on which to base those multi-target operations.
>
> The "incomplete fix" Bert mentions is that (1) above has been remedied on
> trunk and proposed for backport to 1.6.x, but (2) has only been remedied on
> trunk. The backport was just too hairy, and the number of folks affected by
> the bug too small, to bother with.
>
> Voting is limited to committers in this case (a backport means not just "I
> think we should fix this bug" but also "I've reviewed the code myself, it
> looks sane, doesn't appear to cause more problems, etc.".
>
> As for a workaround besides the obvious one (granting read access at the
> root), perhaps you could build the HEAD of Subversion's 1.6.x branch for
> yourself. If that's not an option, then short of rolling back to the latest
> 1.4.x release (the last releases before the bugs were introduced), you'll
> just need to wait for 1.6.10 to be released (assuming that more folks vote
> the backport into that branch).
>
>
> Keith Theman wrote:
> > Thank You Bert,
> >
> > but what do you mean "an incomplete fix" ? and how can I vote for this?
> > I can't believe this bug exists! Is there a work around while we wait
> > for the fix?
> >
> > Ed
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > From: bert_at_qqmail.nl
> > To: xray316_at_hotmail.com; users_at_subversion.apache.org
> > Subject: RE: Why do you need to grant root access to subversion repository??
> > Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 14:29:16 +0100
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> >
> >
> > See issue #3242 (http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3242)
> >
> >
> >
> > An incomplete fix should be available (if it gets enough votes) in
> > 1.6.10; see
> > http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/branches/1.6.x/STATUS.
> >
> >
> >
> > Bert Huijben
> >
> >
> >
> > *From:* Keith Theman [mailto:xray316_at_hotmail.com]
> > *Sent:* dinsdag 2 maart 2010 14:25
> > *To:* users_at_subversion.apache.org
> > *Subject:* Why do you need to grant root access to subversion repository??
> >
> >
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > We had been using svn 1.3. We had multiple projects in a single
> > repository, and we had apache with mod_dav as a front end. We configured
> > the access control list disallow root access:
> >
> > [myRepo:/]
> > #* = r
> >
> > but then allowed appropriate user access to their project folders:
> >
> > [myRepo:/myProject]
> > jdoe = rw
> >
> >
> > Everything worked great, but then we updated to 1.6 and now we get
> > permission errors unless we grant EVERYONE read access to the root of
> > the repository! Everyone can see anything in the repository.... not
> > good. What is going on?
> >
> > Ed
> >
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