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From Stefan Sperling <>
Subject Re: Weird behavior of `svn --non-interactive`
Date Wed, 27 Feb 2019 07:22:40 GMT
On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 10:15:32PM -0800, Alexey Neyman wrote:
> How does SVN decide when to use gpg-agent and when to use gnome-keyring? By
> the way, I am running KDE so I'd assume the kwallet would be the default -
> but it isn't...

Subversion does not know that you're running it in KDE.

By default it will prefer gpg-agent, detected by checking for the existence
of a shared socket (the location of which unfortunately changes between
versions of gpg-agent and between Linux distros). If that socket doesn't
exist or has no gpg-agent listening on it, SVN will keep trying other
auth stores in the default order given in the config file you've found.

> If you need me to build Subversion with some kind of debugging patch, let me
> know.

Since you have several password stores running, the best bet to get reliable
behaviour is to pick the one you actually want to use and configure it in
the ~/.subversion/config file.

By the way, 'svn auth' will list cached credentials and also show which
password cache they are stored in.

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