[arch-dev-public] Public SVN access

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Fri Jul 25 19:32:59 EDT 2008

Aaron Griffin wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I want to setup public svn access, so some of the crazy users that
> want to check things out over SVN can do so.
> First off, if anyone has experience with this, please let me know if
> svnserve is the best way to go here.
> Secondly, I was wondering if there's anyway to check/block the stupid
> people that are going to check out the entire freaking repo and waste
> gerolde resources. I know people will do this, people are going to be
> stupid and bog down gerolde's bandwidth, but people keep emailing me
> crying "I want svn access!", and I'm sick of it. So I want to enable
> svn access with the caveat that you "don't check out the full repo,
> you jackass - use ABS for that"

Just to let you know, when I get around to releasing the next abs, 
people will be able to download single/multiple packages using "abs 
<repo1>/<package1> <repo2>/<package2>" format.  I did this to satisfy 
the people who wanted SVN access to get single packages.


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