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Re: Configuration recommendations in a heterogenous Linux environment?

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-07-03 20:19:58 CEST

Erik Forsberg wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm looking for recommendations for using Subversion for version
> control in a small software development company.
> We have a very heterogenous Linux environment which means that there
> are many different versions of subversion in the different
> distribution's package systems. Doing a quick check, I can find
> subversion 1.2.3, 1.3.2, 1.3.1 and 1.1.4.
> We're currently accessing our CVS repository via a shared NFS file
> system. I'm thinking that it's maybe best not to use the same method
> for subversion, given the wide variety of subversion versions on the
> workstations, and possibly other factors that I don't know about.
> Any recommendations?

Update everyone to 1.3.x. Seriously, features such at the "force unlock"
feature are well worth hving, and are available only in recent versions.

> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn.reposadmin.create.html says
> in a warning that I can create an FSFS repository (which was my plan
> anyway), but seems to recommend that you use apache or
> svnserve.

Yeah, but that's on the server side. The client side should also be kept up
to date.

> Perhaps svn+ssh, using existing accounts, to a server keeping the
> repository on local disk is the way to go? Any ideas on the
> performance of that compared to direct NFS access?

I want to highly recommend HTTPS/WebDAV. It works quite well, and provides
easy read access for non Subversion clients.

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