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Re: Using subversion on a LAN

From: Sir Woody Hackswell <sir.woody_at_hackswell.com>
Date: 2003-10-24 15:29:35 CEST

Why not just run svnserve? It works fine on windows. :) Let it handle
concurrent accesses.

Here's my batch file. Put it on the server. Just add it to the scheduler
to start every time the machine starts.

cmd /c "c:\Program Files\Subversion\svnserve" -d -u -r c:\subversion\repos

If your file server is on *NIX, add your svnserve to the startup scripts.

-Richard Balint
Ball Aerospace & Technology Corp.

On Fri, 24 Oct 2003, Kopp David K wrote:

> Hi,
> This is a follow-up to a thread that I started on the users mailing list.
> In brief, I had set up a subversion repository on a network drive and then
> tried to have multiple people access it with the file:/// URL syntax. (I
> know, I know, I should have read the FAQ)
> Anyway, it didn't work, so we switched back to Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
> We have VSS set up so that the repository is on a shared network drive.
> Somehow VSS has a locking mechanism that keeps the different clients from
> hosing the repository. Would it be possible to add something similar to
> Subversion? I would guess it might work something like this:
> 1) User A does an initial checkout by typing
> svn checkout lan:///k:/logpars/subverion/powerLOGJ/trunk
> 2) svn notices that the URL protocol is lan, (or nfs or whatever
> bogus protocol you like). It determines that K:\logpars\subversion\powerLOGJ
> is the directory holding the Subversion repository, so it checks to see if a
> file (let's call it lan.lock) exists in that directory. If it does, it
> aborts and tells the user that someone else is currently using the
> repository and they should try again in a couple of minutes. If not, it
> creates lan.lock itself.
> 3) Assuming we were able to lock the repository, we do the checkout
> 4) We delete lan.lock
> 5) All done
> I guess the big question is, is there a way to check for the existence of a
> lock file, and then create it, without introducing a bunch of nasty race
> conditions?
> OK, I'm done. Flame away!

I compile like an animal..... I want to ping you form the outside.....
I compile like an animal..... my whole kernel is flawed...
You bring us both closer to Bob.

Sir.Woody_at_Hackswell.com http://sir.woody.hackswell.com

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