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PHP: system/shell/passthru not working with svn update command

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I have a script that is being used as a commit-hook for a subversion repository on another server.
I have tried using system, shell, shell_exec and passthru to run the svn update command.

With system and passthru, I get a returned value of '1' and nothing returned with the rest.

The command isn't actually processing.

The code for the file is listed below.

I have the file chmodded to 777 and it is within the web root.

non of the commands I am trying to use are disabled through php.ini or any other ini_set method.

What am I doing wrong here?
<?php

error_reporting(E_ALL);
 

$command = '/usr/bin/svn update /var/www/dev/webdata/pricelive';

system($command, $output);

echo "{$output}<br />";
 

$command = '/usr/bin/svn update /var/www/dev/webdata/pricelive_includes';

system($command, $output);

echo "{$output}<br />";

?>

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I have now changed this over to use system to call a bash script to perform the update, which is in the code below

The echo statements from that bash script ARE returning, but the svn command isn't working.

I have the bash file chmodded to 777 (for testing)

What am I doing wrong here?
#!/bin/bash

echo "Updating pricelive"

cd /var/www/dev/webdata/pricelive

svn update

echo ""

echo "Updating pricelive_includes"

cd /var/www/dev/webdata/pricelive_includes

svn update

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ahoffmann earned 500 total points
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what do you get when you issue
  svn update
in a shell as user which runs the web server
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by:trickyidiot
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<slaps forehead>

you're probably 100% right. I'm an idiot for not considering that.
I'll test once I get into work and award point as soon as I do.

Thank for you handing me my moron card.
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