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Re: Repository Configuration Question

From: Jean-Pierre Sevigny <jpierre_at_zingy.com>
Date: 2005-02-15 15:47:19 CET

Yeah but then... everytime a user needs to import a new project, they
need you to create a new

>I don't see a huge deal about multiple repositories.
>It can be configured in such a way where only the SVN
>owner (the user owning the accounts) will be aware of
>I've set up a Linux box the following way (I'm sure it
>can be done on Windows, I just don't know the
>- Built/installed SVN
>- Created a user (svnowner). The home directory for
>this user is /home/svnowner
>- Created a directory /home/svnowner/repositories.
>- Created groups, assigned access privileges, etc (I
>can provide more details if necessary.... I found some
>good info on the web on how to set it up).
>- Create the new SVN repositories in the repositories
>directory. In your case, you could create an SVN
>Repository for each project.
>- I use svnserve to allow remote access. I'm sure
>WebDAV will work as well. You can configure svnserve
>so it knows to look in a particular directory for the
>repositories (in this case,
>So, after all this, I've got a bunch of repositores on
>my SVN Server.
>Prople wishing to check out a project only need to
>know the name of the Repository, which will look
>svn co svn://LinuxBox/ProjectARepos/trunk
>Semantically, I don't see that as being any different
>to what they would use if they were all in the same
>repository... (svn://mfg/group1/projectA/trunk, using
>your example). I wouldn't know as a svn consumer
>whether the repository is being shared with other
>projects or not.
>If they ever did need to share files, you can link in
>external references to other repositories, if that's
>needed. However, I don't think they work the same as
>repository fines in regards to branching and tagging.
>I think this would be useful if the external files
>were being used the revisioned files, irrespective of
>their tag/branch. But I could be wrong there.
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