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Re: Subversion environment advice

From: Chris Jensen <cjensen_at_edex.com.au>
Date: 2005-01-05 00:09:18 CET

Brass Tilde wrote:
> I need some advice on a choice of platform for setting up Subversion. I
> intend to put it up on a web server, probably using some flavor of Linux.
> My requirements are:
> 1. Lightweight. The machine I'll likely be running it on is an older one a
> Cyrix 166. Yeah, I know, but it's the only one I have available for the
> purpose. I don't want to run it on my Windows box, because I don't want to
> expose that to the internet.
> 2. *I* have to be able to set it up. While I'm a computer professional, I'm
> by no means a Linux expert, though I've set it up a couple of times.
> 3. It must be pretty representative of Linux flavors in general, simply
> because the eventual environment on which this will be deployed will be a
> Linux one. That statement alone probably displays my lack of familiarity
> with Linux, huh?

You're probably best going with the flavour that will be eventually used
in production as that will be by far the most representative of what
you'll end up using.

Are you going to be setting up the production server? If not, can you
get assistance from the person who will be?

I believe all of the major distros can be cut down to run on a small
footprint so anyone that suits (3) should suit (1).

I can't really be more help, the only distro I've had real experience
with in a server environment is Gentoo - it certainly can be made to fit
(1) (i run it on a P133) - but I doubt it fits (2) (having said that,
while it can be hard to install, the support on forums.gentoo.org is
pretty good)


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Received on Wed Jan 5 03:34:54 2005

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