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Re: subversion on a shared host?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-12-06 05:02:16 CET

[Keeping this on the users@ list]

On Dec 5, 2004, at 9:56 PM, John DuQuette wrote:

>> On Dec 5, 2004, at 3:04 PM, John DuQuette wrote:
>>> So my question: Are there any problems or concerns with using
>>> Subversion on a shared server? Is it a bad idea?
> Thanks, I will. Just to be clear, what i mean is that we don't have
> our own, dedicated server, but we are on a "shared hosting" plan... as
> is typical for small firms that don't have their own dedicated server.
> We can run scripts, but we don't have direct access to apache etc --
> there are a lot of other customers besides us on our server. (We have
> "plan 1" reseller hosting from rochenhost.com.) Excuse my lack of
> experience with CVS etc, I think you probably already understood what
> I meant... but I just wanted to be sure. I'll check the book.

Are you allowed to install software at all? At least in your home
directory? If so, you could have the 'svnserve' program living in your
home directory on the server, and create your repository somewhere in
the home directory as well. Then from your personal machines, you can
have svn+ssh:// urls launch the 'svnserve' process right from the

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