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From Daniel Shahaf <>
Subject Re: svnadmin create and not being method agnostic
Date Fri, 07 Jan 2011 18:04:11 GMT
Les Mikesell wrote on Fri, Jan 07, 2011 at 10:43:58 -0600:
> On 1/4/2011 8:25 PM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
>> This is a very large and longstanding issue for me and others, and has
>> led to clients of mine rejecting Subversion outright. And it looks
>> like a legacy of Subversion's re-implementation of CVS, described as
>> "CVS done right". CVS security was even worse.
> I'd say instead that it looks like a lack of a suitable cross-platform  
> security library - or more specifically a lack of a suitable OS facility  
> in Linux to manage per-user application passwords.

If anyone has a weekend to spare, please take the time to write glue
code that connects svn_auth.h with some crypto library: 'gpg -c' or
'openssl enc' or GPGME or some other library.

The starting point on svn's side is the 'provider' interface in svn_auth.h.

> -- 
>   Les Mikesell

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