Subversion install gripe
alcocer at helixdigital.com
Mon Oct 18 05:33:24 PDT 2004
Lan Barnes wrote:
>On Sun, Oct 17, 2004 at 05:20:11AM -0700, Dario Alcocer wrote:
>>Lan Barnes wrote:
>>Fink is a collection of OSS for Mac OS X AFAIK, Fink is inspired by
>>Debian and uses dpkg and apt-get, but I believe they develope their own
>>packages; they aren't using the Debian ports.
>Thanks, Dario, but that doesn't really help me. I'm an apps type guy who
>does SCM for a living. I've tried once to get subversion loaded, and ran
>into the endless dependency chain, so I quit. I'd surely love to have
>clear direction on which way to go. I've pretty much had it with CVS,
>and subversion looks good, but if you can't install it, you can't run
Well, the times that I've installed it (3), I decided to use the
pre-built packages that came with Debian and Fedora Core. Since the
WebDAV server doesn't need anything too beefy (IMHO), I'd get an old CB
box and install Fedora Core 2 (text-mode server, no X11). Once that's
done, I'd install apt-rpm from fedora.us and apt-get subversion.
The reason I recommend a separate server box is that Subversion is a
little picky about which versions of BerkeleyDB and Apache it uses.
Rather than trying to resolve all of the conflicts of that BerkeleyDB
and Apache applications might have with the specific versions that
Subversion uses, it's easier to just dedicate a separate server.
BTW, I've been using Subversion as my primary version control system,
and it works great for my needs. I do run into the occasional access
mode problem with BerkeleyDB but the fix is simple. An alternative
backend that uses the filesystem instead of BerkeleyDB has been added.
You might want to setup an experimental server and try it out. If you
have any questions with it, feel free to post them to the list; I always
*eagerly* await any KPLUG mail from you ;-)...
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