Re: Subversion access control / Linux users etc.
From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2011a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 14:36:41 -0500
On Jul 21, 2011, at 06:54, Andy Canfield wrote:
> The browser, when pointing to http://localhost/svn/RepoName, gives this answer
Looks normal to me. It's showing you there is a repository, and it is empty.
> So the browser access mechanism has no commands to control a repository, only to describe it?
It shows you the contents of the HEAD of the repository. There are also URL parameters you can add to look at previous revisions of files. But that's about it. If you want more detailed views into your repository, install a tool dedicated to that purpose, like WebSVN, Trac or ViewVC.
> Logically this might make sense; however I would expect that http://localhost/svn would be capable of listing the repositories
It is. You need to add "SVNListParentPath On" to your httpd configuration. Just as directory listings are off in Apache by default for security reasons, so showing a list of repositories is off by default in Subversion.
> and creating new repositories.
Sorry, that's not a feature of the mod_dav_svn web interface. Administration functions, like creating and deleting repositories and users, is expected to be done by the sysadmin on the command line of the server. If you want a web interface for that, there are other administration-oriented web interfaces you could install, like SVNManager.
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