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Re: subversion usage questions

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-08-01 17:46:19 CEST

Will Holcomb <will@himinbi.org> writes:

> Oh, while I am on it. The webserver process has to have write access to
> the repository regardless of whether it is writing or not? Well, that's
> not really a question since I have verified that... Is there any way to
> avoid this?

The svn repository is (currently) built around Berkeley DB, which
requires the ability to create locks, even if you're just reading the

> If I have a single repository then there is no way for me to remove a tree
> completely, is there? From what I was reading of how the trees and deltas
> and what-not are stored it seems like it would be hard.

No, the svn repository only grows. There's no "attic" you can delete
stuff from. Someday we'll have a way to remove chunks of history.
(See the 'svn obliterate' feature request issue.)

> The other option I have is lots of individual repositories, but
> there is no way to dynamically add them to the server is there? I
> would have to create really big apache config files and reload the
> server (there are 5-600 users at a time here). It would make
> creating dynamic adding of users impossible it seems. (Well,
> cumbersome at least.)

Can't do any of this yet. Although some creative ideas have been
tossed around...

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