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Re: SVNSERVE -d not starting on Windows 2003 Server

From: Ryan Bloom <rbloom_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-03-10 20:11:55 CET

I actually wouldn't consider this Unix or Windows. Both platforms
behave the same way for applications like this. What you are doing is
running a network server that doesn't deal with stdin/stdout/stderr,
but instead deals with sockets. It just so happens, that in this
case, you are running this from the command line, which doesn't really
make sense. You want to run the application as a daemon, which means
from /etc/init.d on Unix and as a service on Windows.

What you saw happen, is that the application started and didn't finish
running because of how you ran it.


On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 14:07:59 -0500, Kevin M. Green
<kevin.green@smooware.com> wrote:
> Ryan
> Thanks for your insight from the Unix perspective.
> Snip from the manual:
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>
> 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
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>
> I misunderstood that the last line is just a comment and not a message from
> the svnserve process.
> I imagine that there is a system utility that can be used to check the
> svnserve process in Unix.
> Perhaps instead of changing behavior based on platform an easy status
> inquiry process could be built that would report svnserve status to the
> user...
> I am just starting with this project so perhaps this already exists and I
> have not come across it yet. As of right now I don't know what I would use
> to check the status of the svnserve process. I would try to connect with
> the client but something that just runs on the svn server machine and show
> svnserve status there could be helpful.
> In the near future I am going to use the Windows service wrapper SVNService
> that is available at http://dark.clansoft.dk/~mbn/svnservice/ to have the
> svnserve process run as a windows service. This also addresses this issue.
> Thanks for your response
> Kevin
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ryan Schmidt [mailto:subversion-2005@ryandesign.com]
> Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2005 12:52 PM
> To: Kevin M. Green
> Cc: Subversion List
> Subject: Re: SVNSERVE -d not starting on Windows 2003 Server
> On 09.03.2005, at 21:24, Kevin M. Green wrote:
> > I was worried that the server was not starting properly because there
> > was no
> > message displayed and I did not know how to check the status.
> >
> > It leaves you somewhat hanging when you hit enter after typing in the
> > command line and nothing happens except that the cursor goes to the
> > next
> > line and blinks. That usually means something has gone wrong.
> I think Subversion was originally Unix software, and came to Windows
> later. On Unix, no message displayed usually means "no problem"; if
> there is a problem, it is shown on stderr. Perhaps for the Windows
> version of Subversion this behavior could be changed to better match
> platform expectations (if the expectations are indeed different on
> Windows -- I wouldn't know), but I doubt it's high on anyone's list of
> priorities. :-/
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