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RE: Subversion and Windows 98 SE

From: Monks, Peter <peter.monks_at_vignette.com>
Date: 2004-11-04 21:38:19 CET

G'day Christian,

I believe your question is answered in the FAQ:

"What operating systems does Subversion run on?

All modern flavors of Unix, Win32, BeOS, OS/2, MacOS X.

Subversion is written in ANSI C and uses APR, the Apache Portable
Runtime library, as a portability layer. The Subversion client will
run anywhere APR runs, which is most places. The Subversion server
(i.e., the repository side) is the same, except that it will not host
a BDB repository on Win9x platforms (Win95/Win98/WinME), because
Berkeley DB has shared-memory segment problems on Win9x. FSFS
repositories (introduced in version 1.1) do not have this restriction;
however, due to a limitation in Win9x's file-locking support, they
also don't work in Win9x. That limitation will hopefully be worked
around in 1.1.2.

To reiterate, the Subversion client can be run on any platform where
APR runs. The Subversion server can also be run on any platform where
APR runs, but cannot host a repository on Win95/Win98/WinMe."

(from http://subversion.tigris.org/project_faq.html#portability)

Peter Monks http://www.sydneyclimbing.com/
pmonks_at_sydneyclimbing.com http://www.geocities.com/yosemite/4455/


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christian Gudrian [mailto:Christian.Gudrian@gmx.de]
> Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2004 12:30pm
> To: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Subversion and Windows 98 SE
> Hello!
> I've just installed Subversion (latest version) on an almost naked
> Windows 98 SE system. I added the APR_ICONV_PATH environment variable
> and rebooted. I created a repository like this:
> svnadmin create c:\svnrepos --fs-type fsfs
> which worked properly.
> Then I tried to check out from this freshly created repository. Like
> this:
> svn co file:///c:/svnrepos
> I get the following error messages:
> svn: Unable to open an ra_local session to URL
> svn: Unable to open repository 'file:///c:/svnrepos'
> svn: Can't get shared lock on file 'c:/svnrepos/locks/db.lock': the
> process is unable to access the file, because another process locked
> part of the file (error message roughly translated from German)
> Perhaps these error occur because subversion uses '/' as a directory
> separator. While this works perfectly under NT/2000/XP, Windows 98
> might have some problems with this.
> Any ideas?
> Christian
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