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SVNSERVE -d not starting on Windows 2003 Server

From: Kevin M. Green <kevin.green_at_smooware.com>
Date: 2005-03-08 16:30:18 CET

I sent the message below late last night / early this morning.
I do not see it in the mailing list for the users mailing list archive.
When could I expect to see it in the list?

This is my first experience with this group and I hope I am following the
correct procedures.
If not please inform me as to how I should handle this type inquiry.

I switched the email to plain text as per the guidelines.
Sorry about the HTML in the previous message.


-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin M. Green [mailto:kevin.green@smooware.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 1:00 AM
To: 'users@subversion.tigris.org'
Subject: SVNSERVE -d not starting on Windows 2003 Server

I hope this is the correct location to post this type of inquiry.
I have just downloaded and installed the following package:
Windows installer with the basic Subversion Win32 binaries.
Created by
josander on Thursday, January 20, 2005
Last modified by
josander on Thursday, January 20, 2005
svn-1.1.3-setup.exe (File size: 2815.9)
I installed with no issues.
I created a directory C:\SVN
Then from a cmd box I executed  
svnadmin create --fs-type fsfs c:\svn
And I created the repository.
I tried the svnlook info c:\svn and it displays date and time and 0 on the
next line.
Then I updated the svnserve.conf file according to the book.
anon-access = read
auth-access = write
password-db = passwd
realm = SMOOware Subversion
Then I created a passwd file in the conf folder
kevin  = foopassword
nicole  = barpassword
From the book:
A second option is to run svnserve as a standalone “daemon” process. Use the
-d option for this:
$ svnserve -d
$               # svnserve is now running, listening on port 3690
To increase security, you can pass the -r option to svnserve, which
restricts it to exporting only repositories below that path:
$ svnserve -d -r /usr/local/repositories
So then from a cmd box I tried svnserve –d –r c:\svn
There was never any message displayed from the process as described in the
I tried svn://localhost/*.*
from the IE browser on the machine where I installed the package.
I used ctl-C to stop it.
I was signed on as administrator to the machine during the entire session.
I figure I must be doing something wrong from the get go because there does
not seem to be much to get wrong…
Any direction with this situation would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in
advance for your attention to this inquiry.
Best regards
Kevin M. Green
SMOOware Inc.

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