On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 5:46 PM, Vacelet, Manuel <manuel.vacelet@enalean.com> wrote:
oops I hit shift+enter :/
see my message below

On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 5:44 PM, Vacelet, Manuel <manuel.vacelet@enalean.com> wrote:
Hi all,

I got a machine that was bumped from 1.6.x (centos6 default) to 1.8.16 (thanks wandisco!).
I identified a change of behaviour but failed to find an explanation in book or change log.

Here we go, given a SVNAccessFile like:

------------->8-------------
[groups]
members = alice
admin = bob

[/]
* =
@members = r
@admin = rw

[/tags]
@members = rw
-------------8<-------------

WIth svn 1.6, as alice, I cannot rm /tags
Whereas with svn 1.8 I now can.

Is this detailed somewhere ?

Fun fact: the behaviour change also depending on the version of svn client used.
For a given svn 1.8 server, I can delete /tags with svn 1.7, 1.8 & svn 1.9 client but not with svn 1.6.
I failed to find in 1.7 release note something that explains this change.

For references, the httpd traces:

client 1.6 / server 1.8
172.17.42.6 - - [25/Aug/2016:08:29:07 +0000] "OPTIONS /svntest/fakerepo/tags HTTP/1.1" 401 501
172.17.42.6 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:29:07 +0000] "OPTIONS /svntest/fakerepo/tags HTTP/1.1" 200 196
172.17.42.6 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:29:07 +0000] "PROPFIND /svntest/fakerepo/tags HTTP/1.1" 207 700
172.17.42.6 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:29:07 +0000] "PROPFIND /svntest/fakerepo/!svn/vcc/default HTTP/1.1" 207 414
172.17.42.6 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:29:07 +0000] "PROPFIND /svntest/fakerepo/!svn/bln/7 HTTP/1.1" 207 465
172.17.42.6 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:29:07 +0000] "PROPFIND /svntest/fakerepo/!svn/bc/7/tags HTTP/1.1" 207 710
172.17.42.6 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:29:07 +0000] "PROPFIND /svntest/fakerepo/tags HTTP/1.1" 207 700
172.17.42.6 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:29:07 +0000] "PROPFIND /svntest/fakerepo/!svn/vcc/default HTTP/1.1" 207 414
172.17.42.6 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:29:07 +0000] "PROPFIND /svntest/fakerepo/!svn/bln/7 HTTP/1.1" 207 465
172.17.42.6 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:29:07 +0000] "MKACTIVITY /svntest/fakerepo/!svn/act/62c9c93e-15c7-4a03-9e1e-2ec445366e1d HTTP/1.1" 201 337
172.17.42.6 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:29:07 +0000] "CHECKOUT /svntest/fakerepo/!svn/vcc/default HTTP/1.1" 201 351
172.17.42.6 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:29:07 +0000] "PROPPATCH /svntest/fakerepo/!svn/wbl/62c9c93e-15c7-4a03-9e1e-2ec445366e1d/7 HTTP/1.1" 207 468
172.17.42.6 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:29:07 +0000] "PROPFIND /svntest/fakerepo HTTP/1.1" 207 399
172.17.42.6 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:29:07 +0000] "CHECKOUT /svntest/fakerepo/!svn/ver/7/ HTTP/1.1" 403 330
172.17.42.6 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:29:07 +0000] "DELETE /svntest/fakerepo/!svn/act/62c9c93e-15c7-4a03-9e1e-2ec445366e1d HTTP/1.1" 204 -

client 1.7 / server 1.8
172.17.42.8 - - [25/Aug/2016:08:37:34 +0000] "OPTIONS /svntest/fakerepo/tags HTTP/1.1" 401 501
172.17.42.8 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:37:34 +0000] "OPTIONS /svntest/fakerepo/tags HTTP/1.1" 200 196
172.17.42.8 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:37:34 +0000] "PROPFIND /svntest/fakerepo/tags HTTP/1.1" 207 700
172.17.42.8 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:37:34 +0000] "POST /svntest/fakerepo/!svn/me HTTP/1.1" 201 -
172.17.42.8 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:37:34 +0000] "PROPPATCH /svntest/fakerepo/!svn/txn/11-e HTTP/1.1" 207 434
172.17.42.8 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:37:34 +0000] "DELETE /svntest/fakerepo/!svn/txr/11-e/tags HTTP/1.1" 204 -
172.17.42.8 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:37:34 +0000] "MERGE /svntest/fakerepo HTTP/1.1" 200 485

client 1.9 / server 1.8
172.17.42.1 - - [25/Aug/2016:08:29:41 +0000] "OPTIONS /svntest/fakerepo/tags HTTP/1.1" 401 501
172.17.42.1 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:29:41 +0000] "OPTIONS /svntest/fakerepo/tags HTTP/1.1" 200 196
172.17.42.1 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:29:41 +0000] "OPTIONS /svntest/fakerepo/tags HTTP/1.1" 200 97
172.17.42.1 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:29:41 +0000] "PROPFIND /svntest/fakerepo/tags HTTP/1.1" 207 325
172.17.42.1 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:29:41 +0000] "POST /svntest/fakerepo/!svn/me HTTP/1.1" 201 -
172.17.42.1 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:29:41 +0000] "DELETE /svntest/fakerepo/!svn/txr/7-a/tags HTTP/1.1" 204 -
172.17.42.1 - alice [25/Aug/2016:08:29:41 +0000] "MERGE /svntest/fakerepo HTTP/1.1" 200 754