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Re: svnserve - Windows service will not start

From: Kevin Grover <kevin_at_kevingrover.net>
Date: 2007-03-22 16:04:37 CET

What user is the service running as?
Are there any problems with that user's account?
Does that user have read/write access to the SVN repository files?
Check the Event Viewer log message ( (Right-Click) My Computer ->
Manage -> Event Viewer)

On 3/21/07, Peter Bradley <P.Bradley@dsl.pipex.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> We're trying to move from Visual Source Safe to subversion for our .NET
> projects at work. I set subversion up on my own machine and got
> svnserve running as a Windows service. It all works fine, but I now
> want to do the same thing on our development server (since it gets
> backed up every night whereas my own box doesn't). Both machines are
> running Windows Server 2003.
>
> I installed the Windows service just fine on the server, using sc.exe,
> and it shows up in the Services mmc snap-in; but I get the following
> error message every time I try to start it:
>
> Could not start the Subversion Repository service on Local Computer
> Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request
> in a timely manner
>
> I've googled a bit but can't find anything helpful. Does anyone know
> what might be causing this? I don't know where to look next, so I'm a
> bit stuck.
>
> The commands I used to set up the service were:
>
> c:
> cd \WINDOWS\system32
> sc create svnserve binpath= "\"C:\Program
> Files\Subversion\bin\svnserve.exe\" --service --root
> d:\data\mis\svn-repos" displayname= "Subversion Repository" depend= Tcpip
>
> I had previously created the repository using:
>
> mkdir d:\data\mis\svn-repos
> svnadmin create d:\data\mis\svn-repos
>
> (and I'd proved the repository was fine by doing an import locally, i.e.
> svn import -m "Importing Test project" .
> file:///d:/data/mis/svn-repos/test/trunk)
>
> D: is not a network drive, by the way. It's just the data partition on
> the server.
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
> Peter
>
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