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mod_dav_svn and symbolic links

From: M.Eng. René Schwarz <mail_at_rene-schwarz.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2020 20:13:48 +0100


I am using mod_dav_svn with Apache2 in combination with a SVN repository
containing symbolic links. When a URL pointing to a symbolic link is
accessed, the web server does not follow this link, but provides a text
file with the content "link [path to file or directory]".

I was wondering if there is a possibility to make mod_dav_svn actually
not providing this text file but the contents of the linked file directly?

An installer is downloading several files for installation from the
repository over the web server whereas the flexibility to specify a
certain repository revision via the "!svn/bc/" special syntax is used,
without the need for the installer to be aware of the SVN repo itself.
For the installer, this address is just an ordinary URL. This worked
well for a couple of years, but now symbolic links have been used in the
repository which is causing the trouble for the installer now as it gets
not the actual file, but the text representation of a symbolic link.

As I am not a member of this mailing list, I would appreciate to be set
in CC upon reply.

Thank you very much in advance for your support and kind regards,

Sincerely yours,
M.Eng. *René Schwarz*

Received on 2020-12-16 20:25:59 CET

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