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Re: svn forgets authentication password

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2010 19:21:39 -0400

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 6:26 AM, David Aldrich <David.Aldrich_at_eu.nec.com> wrote:
> Hi
> I am running svn command line client 1.6.13 on Linux.  Recently (possibly since upgrading from 1.6.6 to 1.6.13) I have found that whenever I run:
> svn up
> I am prompted for my password. I then choose to save it (unencrypted) but next time around I am prompted for it again.
> Any idea why this might be please?

Hard to tell. Did you compile it yourself, or are you using your
distribution's Linux? And have you looked in .subversion for the
authorization file with your password stored in it?

Mind you, I provoundly loathe this feature. It puts your passwords in
clear text in your $HOME/.subversion directory, and is one of the
reasons I so strongly espouse svn+ssh access, which typically relies
on SSH keys.
Received on 2010-11-04 00:22:17 CET

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