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Re: Remote access and continuous integration

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 07:27:03 -0400

On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 00:40, Rohan Joseph <rohanjoseph_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the pointer on the weblink.Agreed, that it is a step
> backwards - but for the reason of speed. For some reason, every
> command that works on http:// is much much slower than the
> corresponding command run on file:/// . Even a simple command like svn
> list http:// displays results in jolts and breaks instead of the
> file:// method of access. If there is something I am missing about it,
> could you please point it out?

When you use file://, there is zero security. When you use Apache, the
path-based authorization checks are performed for each path as it's
checked out. http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.4/svn.serverconfig.httpd.html#svn.serverconfig.httpd.authz.pathauthzoff

> On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 4:52 PM, Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 17:08, rjk1408 <rohanjoseph_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I have been looking through posts for answers to my questions -
>>> found many similar threads, but nothing yet that is nearly exact. My
>>> apologies for any repetition.
>>>
>>> 1. I have a svn repository setup on a server that resides locally where I
>>> work. This repository is currently being accessed through Apache.
>>>
>>> 2.I am developing a continuous integration system, whereby, the entire
>>> process of merging and committing work to the repository will be automated
>>> (tests need to be performed on a persons code before it can be checked in
>>> etc.)
>>>
>>> 3. I wish to have a program running on a remote server (possibly a daemon
>>> process), 1000 miles away, that will, at 11 pm every night, checkout the
>>> trunk of the repository I mentioned in step 1.
>>>
>>> Question: How do I configure my repository such that
>>>
>>> a. The daemon process on the remote server reads and writes from my
>>> repository through the http protocol through apache AND
>>>
>>> b. The developers working along with me, move to the file-system access
>>> (file:///) method of accessing the local repository.
>>>
>>
>> If you're currently using Apache for your human users (as opposed to
>> the CI system you're writing), why take a step backwards in
>> configurability and security by going to file:/// access?
>>
>> If you're sure this is the right thing to do (and I'm not convinced),
>> The Manual provides information on supporting multiple access methods.
>> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.4/svn.serverconfig.multimethod.html
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Best Regards,
>
> Rohan Joseph
>

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