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Re: Suggestion for FAQ

From: Faheem Mitha <faheem_at_email.unc.edu>
Date: 2004-01-15 05:52:45 CET

On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 21:02:13 -0500, Pete Gonzalez <pgonzalez@bluel.com> wrote:

> But then I stumbled onto svnserve. This probably makes me sound stupid,
> since it's sitting there in full view. But I'm new to Subversion and
> was trying to get something testable online as fast as possible, and
> so I didn't study my options in much depth. But it turns out that
> svnserve works great! You just give it a list of usernames and passwords
> and a chroot folder, and it handles the rest, with no need for apache
> or SSH or even user accounts on the server.
> The reason I'm mentioning this is that the Subversion project is
> lacking users right now, and maybe this is because of a perception
> that it's hard to install. For example, if I was not as comfortable
> with Linux, I might have given up when I saw that crap about
> installing multiple systems and possibly recompiling apache.
> So, my suggestion is to tout WebDAV and SSH tunnelling in some kind
> of "Sexy Advanced Configurations" appendix, and focus the documentation
> on svnserve. If I could go back in time, I would tell myself...
> make
> make install
> svnserve -d -r /var/lib/svn &
> It would have saved me hours...

Hi Pete,

I'm currently wondering what is the best way to set up svnserve with
a remote repository myself. I'm be interested on hearing more details
on what you did. How did the chroot come into it?

Thanks. Faheem.

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