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RE: Newbie question: Do I need svnserve?

From: Rony Shapiro <RonyS_at_discretix.com>
Date: 2005-04-10 16:29:51 CEST


It's nice to get two replies so quickly. My problem is that the replies
are totally contradictory!

Hakan Koseoglu writes:

In a multi-user environment you should use a server. That's what the FAQ
and book mean, if you are not planning to host anything on your
machine, only client is enough.

Using file:/// method for multiple users is a big no-no. You can either
use svnserve (especially if you don't require complicated user access
restrictions) or Apache (especially if you want to provide WEBDAV
functionality for applications supports it).

Whereas Daniel Patterson says exaclty the opposite:

"The answer is no, you could all map a drive to the NetApp and use
file:/// just fine, as long as the repository is created with the FSFS
backend, not the BDB one. BDB won't work over a network filesystem,
FSFS works fine.
If you're happy with your backup strategy, and you trust your users,
the file:/// will work just fine."

What's a newbie to do?
(FSFS is the only option for me in any case. Even if I install a server,
it will only have access to the NetApp via NFS.)
	Still confused,
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Received on Sun Apr 10 15:38:36 2005

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