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Subversion 1.8 "--non-interactive" and "--force-interactive" flags behavior

From: Konstantin Kolosovsky <Konstantin.Kolosovsky_at_jetbrains.com>
Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:14:31 +0400

Hi Everyone,

I've got a question about "--non-interactive" and "--force-interactive"
flags behavior in Subversion 1.8.
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We've got java application interacting with svn.exe command line
utility. For Subversion 1.7 our authentication behavior was the following:
- executing command using svn.exe, for instance "svn udpate"
- getting "authentication realm" from process output
- destroying process
- creating correct credential cache for the obtained "authentication
realm" (for instance, correct file with encrypted password in the "auth"
folder for Windows)
- executing command using svn.exe once again - so that authentication
goes smoothly as necessary information is in credential cache

With Subversion 1.8 client we can not get "authentication realm" to
create correct credential cache information:
- if not specifying "--force-interactive" flag or specifying
"--non-interactive" flag - process output contains authentication
failure message, but only with repository url - not the "authentication
- if specifying "--force-interactive" flag - process "hangs" not
providing any output - so there is no way to get "authentication realm"
from it and then destroy the process

So the question is - is it possible to somehow return previous behavior
of svn.exe client - so that it does not "hang" but just "waiting" for
the "user input" providing necessary "authentication realm" in the output?
Or what would you recommend in such situation when authentication is
necessary when interacting with svn.exe utility from java application?
Is directly specifying "--username" and "--password" keys the only
available option?

Many thanks,

Konstantin Kolosovsky
Software Developer
"Develop with pleasure!"
Received on 2013-08-05 15:29:22 CEST

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