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Re: problems with svnserve and SVNService on WinXP SP2

From: D.J. Heap <djheap_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-08-07 01:54:19 CEST

On 8/4/06, Michal Kaut <m_kaut@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have just downloaded Subversion (v.1.3.2) onto my WinXP SP2 and have
> one question and one problem, possibly connected:
> When I run "svnserve -d -r ...", it leaves the cmd.exe open, making it
> rather impractical to run it all the time. Is this a normal behaviour?

Yes. Native Windows service support will be in 1.4.x.

> I then tried to make svnserve run as a service using two different
> versions of SVNService, but neither worked (even though both claimed to
> have installed the service):
> - SVNService from http://clanlib.org/~mbn/svnservice/ installs the
> service, but does not start it. When I try to start it manually, I get a
> message "The SVNService on Local Computer started and stopped. Some
> services stop automatically if they have no work to do, for example, the
> Performance Logs and Alert Services."
> - SVNServiceDT from
> http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/files/documents/406/29202/SVNServiceDT.zip
> behaves similarly (i.e. installs but does not start), only that the
> error message when trying to start it is different: "Windows could not
> start the SVNService on Local Computer. For more information, review the
> System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the
> service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 1."
> (I must admit I did not check the System Event Log, as I do not know
> where to find it.)
> - In both cases, when I look at the properties of the services using
> Administrative Tools->Services, the "Start parameters" box is empty.
> Anybody has an idea what has gone wrong?
> Thanks a lot in advance.

I haven't used any of those service wrappers myself, but it sounds
like required support DLL's (libapr*.dll, libdb*.dll, libeay32.dll,
ssleay32.dll, intl3_svn.dll, etc.) may be missing or not found in the
same directory as the svnserve.exe or in the SYSTEM path somewhere.
It could also be the service hasn't been configured correctly somehow.
 Note also that 1.4.x has native Windows service support built-in to
svnserve.exe -- see:



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