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Re: Several Questions

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006Q1_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-02-10 02:41:56 CET

On Feb 9, 2006, at 14:38, Christoph Trappl wrote:

> I have several questions concerning Subversion server and also
> TortoiseSVN
> client setup / compatibility:
> - Can I use SQL, MSDE or Oracle instead of the Berkley DB? (if yes,
> how?)

No, the only available backends are BerkeleyDB and FSFS, a custom
format designed just for Subversion. FSFS is available since
Subversion 1.1.0 and is the default type for new repositories since
1.2.0 and is recommended. For a rundown of the differences between
BDB and FSFS see here:


> - Can I use subversion in combination with a "Reverse Proxy"?

I don't have any experience with proxies so I can't answer this.

> - Can I use subversion in combination with CITRIX, are certificates
> existing?

I don't know CITRIX. If you're talking about authentication here,
then it's useful to know that the different methods you can use to
access a repository support different authentication mechanisms.
Using the file:// protocol, there's no authentication whatsoever, and
you have the permissions available to you through the filesystem, so
that's useful for little more than testing, or for single-developer
installations. svnserve supports a text file into which you can put
users and passwords, and a text file for path-specific access to
parts of the repository for certain users or groups. With the svn
+ssh:// protocol you authenticate with your normal Unix user accounts
on the server. And with the Apache2 server you can use any
authentication mechanism Apache supports. We use Apache to serve our
repository and authenticate with LDAP. If CITRIX can be used with
Apache, then you're in luck.

> - Can I in general use subversion with terminal servers, and how
> does the
> local project handling on a client look like?

I don't know what's meant by "terminal servers" or "project handling"...

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