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RE: annoyance: servers file format-- worked before 1.6.11

From: Will Fleming <Will.Fleming_at_octanner.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:56:37 -0600


Thanks for checking that. Bad on my part, it had worked before(admin deleted the executable), although I'm not sure how-- but in checking my other installs of various versions-- 1.6.12, 1.6.17, all have the line without leading space so I guess I won't worry about it. Possibly, I had a very much older version on the box-- maybe a 1.5.x..


-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Sperling [mailto:stsp_at_elego.de]
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2012 12:50
To: Will Fleming
Cc: users_at_subversion.apache.org
Subject: Re: annoyance: servers file format-- worked before 1.6.11

On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 12:31:29PM -0600, Will Fleming wrote:
> [etldev_at_odlbods1 ~]$ svn help
> svn: /home/etldev/.subversion/servers:153: Option expected
> [etldev_at_odlbods1 ~]$
> I removed the leading spaces to the line setting and then it worked
> ......
> # No neon-debug-mask, so neon debugging is disabled.
> # ssl-authority-files = /path/to/CAcert.pem;/path/to/CAcert2.pem
> #
> # Password / passphrase caching parameters:
> # store-passwords = no
> store-plaintext-passwords = no
> # store-ssl-client-cert-pp = no
> # store-ssl-client-cert-pp-plaintext = no ....
> Prior to 1.6.11, there could be leading spaces on that line

Are you sure about that? I don't have a 1.6.10 release build around but I see the same behaviour with a Subversion 1.5 build.

Note that the parser does this because a leading space is usually used in multi-line configuration statements.
For instance, given an entry such as:

global-ignores = *.o *.lo *.la *.al .libs *.so *.so.[0-9]* *.a *.pyc *.pyo
   *.rej *~ #*# .#* .*.swp .DS_Store

both lines will be merged into one by the config parser. The second line is part of the previous one because it starts with whitespace.

I don't think this is very intuitive myself. Alas, that's how it was designed.
Received on 2012-04-26 21:57:11 CEST

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