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Re: mod_dav_dvn+SVNParentPath with non-repo subdirs

From: Doug Robinson <doug.robinson_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 17:38:35 -0400


It works as you'd expect so you should only require one SVNParentPath
directive assuming that all of your repositories are within that single

I suspect the wording needs a bit of a revamp.



On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 2:15 PM Thorsten Schöning <tschoening_at_am-soft.de>

> Hi all,
> I'm hosting SVN-repos using svnserve and by providing the argument
> "--root" with the parent dir of all my repos. In the past, all repos
> have been placed as a direct child of the given path, but recently I
> refactored that to manage repos by customers, topics and stuff. This
> works pretty easy with svnserve as it simply forwards all URLs given
> by clients into the file system, so one can really simply move repos
> into additional subdirs and those get published instantly.
> This doesn't work with mod_dav_svn:
> > Using this syntax, Apache will delegate the handling of all URLs
> > whose path portions begin with /svn/ to the Subversion DAV provider,
> > which will then assume that any items in the directory specified by
> > the SVNParentPath directive are actually Subversion repositories.
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.8/svn.serverconfig.httpd.html
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2701915/svn-multiple-repositories-in-subfolders
> I was unable to find reasons and discussions about why things are
> implemented differently, if changes have already been suggested etc.
> Currently I'm placing a lot "SVNParentPath" in the config of my httpd,
> but would be great if one could reduce that in future.
> So, is there a reason why mod_dav_svn doesn't support additional
> subdirs? Is that likely to be changed? Is it likely that svnserve will
> stop supporting addiitonal child dirs?
> Thanks!
> Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
> Thorsten Schöning
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