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Re: Newbie question: Do I need svnserve?

From: John Szakmeister <john_at_szakmeister.net>
Date: 2005-04-10 17:25:42 CEST

On Sunday 10 April 2005 10:29, Rony Shapiro wrote:
> Hm,
> 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.)

There's no single catch all answer. You need to take a look at your
situation, and evaluate how it's going to be used. If it we're me
though, I'd setup svnserve.


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