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Subversion configuration

Jerry Feldman wrote:
> I'm just setting up a subversion repository for the first time. I have
>, but one question remains.
> If I set up the repository as root, everything is owned by root
> initially. Or, is it useful to set up a svn user id similar to CVS.
> Actually, while there are 4 of us who will have access, only one person
> in reality will be checking files into and out of the repository except
> that I will be populating the repository initially.

it's a really good idea to setup the repo as a user "svnd" who owns the 
files and is the daemon user to run the subversion daemon. also, I found 
that using xinit to start the daemon is a pita, so it's better just to 
run the daemon via init script.

As for checkin and checkout perms, it is a good idea to set this up from 
the get-go. you can decide to have default perms set to allow all to 
check out and a simple user=pass list in the repo's passwd file is a 
good start. better to do it now in the event that the requirements 
change without notice ;)

I wrote an init script for rh-ish distro's if you want it.

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