Subversion 1.6 merge issue: use of authz

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Subversion 1.6 merge issue: use of authz

Sunil Gandhi
Hi,

We are moving from vss to  subversion 1.6.

One of the requirement I have to restrict viewing of a file structure based
on users (clients)

In the authz file for the repository, I created structure as below

//start
[groups]
ow = ow1
abc = abc1
def = def1

[/]
@ow = rw

[/ClientCustomization/ABC]
@ow = rw
@abc = rw

[/ClientCustomization/DEF]
@ow = rw
@def = rw

//end

'ow' is internal user group having visibility to everything. This way I restricted 'abc' users from viewing other than
'/ClientCustomization/ABC'

This works fine. But when I tried doing a merge on as ow user (any where in project) I get error as

svn: Unreadable path encountered; access denied

However if I don't  use authorization (by commenting  line 'authz-db = authz' in svnserve.conf file)  or modify authz file as

[/]
*= rw

I can merge.

It it a bug in 1.6 or I am doing something wrong.
I need to fix this as soon as possible as delivery of project depends on
this.
Could you please give me some guide lines.

Regards,
Sunil

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