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Re: Subversion on RHEL v.3, httpd 2.0.48, apr 0.9.5, etc.

From: Craig McElroy <craig.mcelroy_at_metissian.com>
Date: 2004-08-11 22:42:02 CEST


Thank you for the word of warning regarding BDB 4.1. I was concerned
about it from the beginning, but installing and using 4.2 would force
us to install a non-RHEL APR/Apache which is not really an option for
us because of the added maintenance that would require. Sure enough,
it started giving us headaches last night when put under load for
testing. We are currently testing against 1.1 rc2 with FSFS, and so
far, so good.


Craig McElroy
Metissian LLC

On Aug 10, 2004, at 7:50 AM, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

>> The current rpm "version" of
>> httpd is 2.0.46-32.ent.3, built on 6/28/04. So, it is
>> obviously
>> patched beyond the 2.0.46 apache releae, and may have some
>> features
>> backported into it.
> I think you're playing with fire here. Subversion has depended on
> symbols in the apr/apr-util shipped within httpd 2.0.47 and 2.0.48 for
> over a year. (apr-0.9.5).
>> Just to see what would happen, I tweaked the configure file
>> to allow
>> apr 0.9.4 and built subversion against the standard rpm
>> installs of
>> httpd (with apr) and Berlekey DB (4.1.25-8). The build and
>> installation went off without a hitch, and initial testing
>> has not
>> shown any problems.
> That's surprising to me... I would have expected errors about
> unexpected
> symbols. Then again, are you sure that you built mod_dav_svn?
>> Btw, access is being done via the webdav method,
>> not via svnserve.
> Hm, I guess so. I'm surprised you've had no problems.
>> Is there anything that I should be concerned about popping up
>> down the
>> road with this configuration? Or anything in particular that
>> I should
>> test before going into production?
> You really should be using bdb 4.2; it's faster and seems to have
> fewer
> bugs. It also has the ability to clean up its own logfiles, which is a
> big convenience to admins.

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