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Re: Easy get started howto

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-12 21:08:36 CET

On 3/12/06, Res Pons <pons32@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Take a look at the Subversion quick start in the .pdf manual. Subversion is
> easy to set up on a Linux server. Heck! If I did it anyone can :) But it's
> a lot of work, in the sense that it's time consuming, downloading the files,
> porting them over in my case from windows to the linux server, making sure
> to run them in a specific order, setting admin files etc.

Huh? Most linux distros have pre-built packages that install in about
30 seconds. There was no porting, no running of things in a specific

> You can download the windows version and set it up locally but that may
> defeat the purpose of a repository unless it's on a server which gets backed
> up nightly? If you want something easier look into VSS/Source Safe but you
> still have to install a SQL server.

VSS does not require SQL Server. VSS is also positively ancient and
riddled with problems, the largest being the inevitable database
corruption. The 15 minutes it takes to set up Subversion is a
miniscule price to pay for the peace of mind it provides over VSS.

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