I spent time trying out svn-win32-1.0.6.zip on a Windows
machine. Addressing the following items could help other
A) Mention the need to configure.
- Mention the absence of a .rc file.
- Mention the hidden side-effects of commands.
For example, mention that things will be created
in places such as
WITHOUT any prompt to see if the user desires a
DIFFERENT location. (I still have no idea when that
directory and the stuff in it got created and do not
like this hidden, non-configurable side-effect.)
- Point out that things (section headers and values)
in .INI files need to start in the first column.
(This came as a total surprise to me.)
B) Mention the need to configure after the create command.
- Mention that one needs to modify the file
<repos>/conf/sunserve.conf This is so even though
the README.txt in <repos> says:
"... use the 'svnadmin' tool to examine it. Do not
add, delete, or modify files here unless you know
how to avoid corrupting the repository."
Now, I could be wrong about having to hand-modify the
file <repos>/conf/sunserve.conf; if so, mention the
correct way to do it.
- The file <repos>/conf/sunserve.conf has the lines:
### This option controls the location of the password database. This
### path may be relative to the conf directory. There is no default.
- What is the relationship between what is being
discussed here and what goes in
- Are there options in regard to the format in which
the path can be specified? If so, what are they?
C) In regard to the "user" commands such as import.
- Mention that the import command will prompt for the
user name (and depending on the configuration, the
- How come there is no way to specify the username
and password as command line arguments to the
command (like, -u <user> -p <password>)?
D) Mention the system requirement -- especially the
following from the FAQ:
"To reiterate, a Subversion server can be run on all
platforms except Win95/Win98/WinMe. The Subversion
client can be used on any platform where APR runs."
in a PROMINANT place.
It took me several hours to figure out the preceding.
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Received on Mon Aug 16 23:50:30 2004