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Re: Subversion on Debian

From: Fraser Campbell <fraser_at_wehave.net>
Date: 2003-08-02 17:59:20 CEST

On August 1, 2003 05:07 pm, Steele Price wrote:

> After much hair pulling trying to find the right voodoo to compile the head
> releases on debian, and not being patient enough to wait for binaries...
> I had forgotten that debian was maintaining source packages for subversion
> and thought I might remind anyone who wants to build the most recent
> sources on debian that they can use the debian sources instead of the raw
> sources at collab.net. (unless of course you want to create your own set of
> debian rules for some reason, they are only a day or 2 behind the most
> current releases)

I've been running my subversion server on an "unstable" Debian system. It's
been through a few upgrades and no problems have cropped up but I've only
been running it for about a month. I'm accessing it over the network (apache
server). Interestingly the current state is that the subversion programs are
at version 0.26 but the apache dav module is still at version 0.25 ... that
isn't causing any problems though (at least that I've found). It's close
enough to the latest release that I don't bother hand building anything.

For those that want to stick with the stable Debian distribution someone out
there is maintaining the necessary packages for subversion on woody at:

    deb http://people.debian.org/~cjwatson/subversion-woody ./

Add that to your /etc/apt/source.list and "apt-get install subversion". I'm
only using these subversion programs on the client side but they're working
great for me. Everything you need should be in there to run a subversion
server on woody as well, though I haven't tried it.

Fraser Campbell <fraser_at_wehave.net>                 http://www.wehave.net/
Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada                             Debian GNU/Linux
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