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From "Jon Foster" <>
Subject RE: How do I enforce a minimum client version when hosted via httpd
Date Thu, 07 Oct 2010 09:31:15 GMT

Stephen Connolly wrote:
> I remember reading before about a hack/trick that allows you
> to ensure that the client is at least mergeinfo aware when the
> repository is served via Apache httpd.

You can have a start-commit hook.  It can reject commits from clients
that don't have the "mergeinfo" capability.

> A better trick would allow blocking clients less than 1.6.13 from
connecting ;-)

Subversion sends it's version in the User-Agent string.  You can test
that in your Apache config file.  (But this is probably a bad idea
unless it's an internal SVN server that's locked down by corporate

Bear in mind that some people may not be using the official Subversion

Kind regards,


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