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

Max Bowsher maxb at ukf.net
Mon Sep 26 15:33:51 CDT 2005

Janne Johansson wrote:
> 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>
> +

This will very probably no longer be true in 1.3.
The relevant change has not been committed yet, but I probably will in the 
next few days.


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