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Re: Beginner's help!

From: Jean-Marc van Leerdam <j.m.van.leerdam_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 13:07:32 +0100

Raffaele,

On 30/01/2008, Raffaele Pantaleoni <raffaele.pantaleoni_at_mysui.com> wrote:
> After your kind answer the SVN arch picture becomes a little bit
> confusing to me, because the repository seems to be accessible by way
> of: dav, svn, local. Does local acces mean that the repository HAS to be
> on the local filesystem? I mean, is "local" a repository on my own
> workstation accessible only by me?
>

Local access (via file:///) can be done to networked repositories, but
is in general not advised. Potential problems:
- concurrent file:/// access to a repository is only supported if
clients run on the same system (from the red-book, chapter 6: "A
Subversion repository can be accessed simultaneously by clients
running on the same machine on which the repository resides using the
file:// method.")
- permission issues when using non native file systems (SAMBA shares
being one example)
- all users need full write access to the folders of the repository,
with potentially disastrous effects: everyone can ruin the repository
by 'accidentally' removing/modifying some files

So in a way you should really see local access as 'for (single user)
testing purposes only'.

-- 
Regards,
Jean-Marc
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