On Tue, 6 Mar 2012 09:05:25 -0800 (PST)
AdrianH <adrian.hawry...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I was trying to fetch a svn repo and it kept saying:
>     Authentication realm: <*site*> *repo* login
>     password for '*local computer login name*':
> Wtf? I tried to set the username using the command:
>     git config github.user '*my repo username*'
WTF? What does *github* users have to do with Subversion repositories?
git-config manual page does not contain the word "github" as well
and I can't say I was surprised to discover this.

I recall I've read long time ago that github folks have really
implemented some sort of a shim to make it possible to fetch certain
revisions using Subversion but why on Earth anyone would want to do
this using git-svn?!  To my knowledge, implementation of that shim was
intended to provide a stop-gap solution to mitigate low spread of Git
among Windows users (due to shortage of familiar/polished GUI tools

> but with no joy.
> Do I have to use --username on all of my commands?  REALLY?  Grrrr....
The subversion client which is ultimately called by git-svn is supposed
to cache your credentials for each repository you access unless this is
overridden in the client's (or whatever, I dunno) Subversion
configuration file.
The [auth] section of the client's configuration file on my system
mentions these variables which appear to be of interest:
store-passwords, store-auth-creds.
Since you provided precisely zero information about your environment,
finding out locations of the configuration files is left as an exercise
for you.

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