[PATCH] additional info on AFS-filesystems and Readonly FSFS repos.

Janne Johansson icepic.dz at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 05:16:42 CDT 2005

I haven't "tested" it, but the change seemed so simple I decided not
to install everything required to build the svn book right now.
This obviously is against the repo of the svnbook and not svn itself.
No special attributes set on any words like <command> or <literal>.

svn diff trunk/
Index: trunk/src/en/book/ch05.xml
--- trunk/src/en/book/ch05.xml  (revision 1654)
+++ trunk/src/en/book/ch05.xml  (working copy)
@@ -423,6 +423,15 @@
           the repository isn't affected at all.  At worst, some
           transaction data is left behind.</para>

+        <para>If you are hosting your FSFS-based repository in AFS and
+        want to give out anonymous access to it, you need to allow
+        locking in the locks/ directory in addition to readonly rights.
+        The rest of the repository can have regurlar "rl" rights given to
+        system:anyuser, but the locks/ directory needs "rlk" in order to
+        make anonymous checkouts work. If you don't allow locking in the
+        locks/ directory, svn will refuse to check out from the repository.
+       </para>
         <para>The only real argument against FSFS is its relative
           immaturity compared to Berkeley DB.  It hasn't been used or
           stress-tested nearly as much, and so a lot of these 
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