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Re: New basic feature ?

From: ISIT - Service Technique <isitech_at_isit.fr>
Date: 2007-08-08 08:45:53 CEST

> There is no such thing as "all repositories" since svnserve specifically
> allows you to access repositories *anywhere* in the filesystem, not just
> under some given directory.

Ok but I do not understand *anywhere* word....Using SVN service, you have to
define a Repository path in SVNServiceAdmin program. So it means that you
can only select a *parent directory* that will contain all repositories.
Where am I wrong ?

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Peacock" <jpeacock@rowman.com>
To: "ISIT - Service Technique" <isitech@isit.fr>
Cc: <dev@subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 6:21 PM
Subject: Re: New basic feature ?

> ISIT - Service Technique wrote:
> > Does the server know it is 3 different repositories in his ParentPath or
> > does he only goes into D:\SVNRep\Reposx to see if a repostory exists ?
>
> svnserve only knows there is a repository when it goes to the requested
> path and checks for the special repos files. There is no concept such
> as ParentPath for svnserve, since it is specifically designed so that it
> doesn't have to run resident (it can be started via [x]inetd or ssh
> invocation under *nux). Since you've exposed the fact that you are
> running Windows, you are likely to always be running svnserve as a
> service, so that distinction doesn't apply.
>
> > I'm asking this because I don't take a look to Server code but I think
that
> > can be added either
> > 1- easily if server check all repositories at startup and keep them in
> > memory
>
> There is no such thing as "all repositories" since svnserve specifically
> allows you to access repositories *anywhere* in the filesystem, not just
> under some given directory. As I tried to indicate earlier, the only
> configuration available to svnserve is the conf directory inside the
> actual repositories themselves. The Apache server has an external
> config file, which is why SVNParentPath is possible.
>
> John
>
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