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RE: Mac OS X Server

From: Jim Whiteside <jim.whiteside_at_studiosoup.com>
Date: 2005-04-13 12:46:24 CEST

-----Original Message-----
From: Craig McElroy [mailto:craig.mcelroy@metissian.com]
Sent: 12 April 2005 16:43
To: Jim Whiteside
Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Mac OS X Server

On Apr 8, 2005, at 1:00 PM, Jim Whiteside wrote:

> Just hearing from someone who had managed it is reassuring - I'll
> follow your suggestion.
> Jim Whiteside.
> -----Original Message-----
> Hi Jim
> On 08.04.2005, at 18:30, Jim Whiteside wrote:
>> Is anyone successfully running subversion repositories on OS X Server
>> (10.3.8) using Apahce2?
> We are using svn with fsfs on our XServer G5 here with Apache2 and
> 10.3.8 successfully for quite some time now. It seems to be very
> stable. We didn't try BDB much, however.
>> I've tried several different methods to install, current situation is
>> that all is working fine, but svnadmin recover is reporting "Unknown
>> FS type 'bdb'". This makes me very nervous about putting this into
>> production.


Judging from the emails that we exchanged off-list before this post,
you are using Metissian's subversion packages. As these were
originally intended to be streamlined client only packages, they do not
have bdb support built into them. Because of the dependency free
nature of the fsfs backend, support for using our binaries as a server
IS possible, just not with bdb.

We converted all of our repositories from bdb to fsfs literally the
same day as 1.1 final was released (some were already running it on
release candidates), and have not had a single problem since.
Ahh...sure is nice not to worry about freeing up wedged repositories
anymore. :-)


Although I have now managed to get bdb working, I'm not confident it's stable. Following on from a lot of advice (thanks everyone!) it looks like we'll be using fsfs.

Thanks for the advice.

Jim Whiteside.

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