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I have just switched from an old Fedora Core server to Debian Linux v5.0.4.

Having migrated the old repository and configured access through svn+ssh, I now want to be able to access the repository with the same path on the client as before.

On Fedora you could specify the repository root with "svnserve -r " but having checked the config files and svnadmin options I'm stuck as to how I can do this on Debian.

Is there a way to set the repository root in Debian?

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I found the answer:

(see "Controlling the invoked command").

You can specify the command to be invoked, including the repository base, in ~/.ssh/authorized_keys:


command="/usr/bin/svnserve -t -r " ssh-dss AAAA...

This approach means you won't be able to log in to the command prompt with this user.

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