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Re: Apache integration

From: N G <nistarguy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-02-10 18:30:35 CET

On 2/10/06, Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006Q1@ryandesign.com> wrote:
> On Feb 10, 2006, at 17:41, N G wrote:
>
> > I have a developer type plan with a hosting service which allows me
> > to log
> > into the server through SSH and configure Apache server. However, I
> > don't
> > think they will allow me to install Subversion server on that
> > machine. I
> > don't know much about Apache yet, but Is it possible to install
> > just the
> > subversion mod on it without installing the Subversion server on the
> > machine. In other words, would the subversion mod pretty much
> > function as
> > the subversion server for me?
>
> There are several different ways to serve a repository. One is
> through the custom svnserve server. Another is through the
> mod_dav_svn Apache2 module.

So, I take it you disagree with Lares?

> If your hosting provider uses Apache2 (Apache1 won't work) and allows
> you to plug in custom modules and allows you to make custom entries
> in the httpd.conf (most hosting providers I know qualify for none of
> these), then you could use Apache to serve your repository. If they
> don't normally offer that, maybe ask them if they'd be willing to add
> it on their end, since it's a useful feature.

As far as I see, they I am allowed to edit httpd.conf, but not allowed
to even see the contents of htpasswd. I figure I'll deal with that
later since they do allow (through web interface) to set a password on
a directory served through Apache.

> If they won't, then they probably wouldn't be too keen on opening a
> port in the firewall and having the svnserve process running either.
>
> But you could possibly still make it work through svn+ssh protocol.

svn+ssh would actually be easier for me at this point, but wouldn't
that require me to install Subversion on that machine? I can't see how
they would be too happy with users installing stuff...

--
Thanks,
NG
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