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Has anyone run into problems in TortoiseSVN where the 'author' isn't written to the log?

Asked by richardhenry (12641points) September 29th, 2008

I have someone connecting to my repository using the url (substituted the IP address):
svn+ssh://craig@123.45.67.89/subversion

Yet when they commit files, the author entry is ”<null>”.

According to this article: http://tortoisesvn.net/node/80
it should be working fine.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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richardhenry's avatar

I found the answer!

TortoiseSVN will always try to connect anonymously before it connects with authentication (whichever has the most privileges).

Misunderstanding SVN authentication, I’d opened up anonymous write access to my server since it required SSH to connect to anyway.

I corrected the problem by editing the svnserve.conf file to:

anon-access = none
auth-access = write

Which fixed the problem.

andrew's avatar

…or you could switch to bazaar or git.

richardhenry's avatar

…I would, but I <3 Versions.

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