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RE: Migrating from CVS to Subversion - Why and How ?

From: André Pönitz <andre_at_wasy.de>
Date: 2005-04-28 08:12:30 CEST

Santosh Haranath wrote:
> Ok. Let me take a step back . I had few problems getting this setup
> running and So I thought that people in this group may find information
> that I collected useful.

This is kind of you, and in fact, most things I learned about subversion
stem from lurking on this list. So contributions like yours _are_
really helpful for people like me.

It just sounded like "subversion is far too difficult to manage"
especially as you mentioned (but not by name) some commercial

I just wanted to point out that subversion is not difficult to
setup at all if one is able to make certain compromises.
> Apache binaries dont have ldap modules in it so the only way out it is
> to build the source.

The apache package coming with SuSE 9.2 certainly included mod_ldap.so,
it just needed to be enabled in the apache config. No need to compile.

> I guess this is not a right forum to discuss about OS. I am using
> Solaris X86 .

Well, I'd think deployment of subversion is on topic here so if
we just scratch the OS topic's surface nobody will ban us from the

Actually our current setup originally should run on Win2003 server
for political reasons but system admistration gave up after seeing
all the dependencies (basically the same you have with Solaris now
plus SSL, last problem was SSL related, can't remember details)
and wasting quite a bit of time while trying to wade through it.

Setting up the solution we run now took one morning and was really
straight-forward. And everybody is happy since. 70 projects,
3.5 GB in repositories, just once DB related problem in one project
which went away with 'svnadmin recover'.


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