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Re: problems with svnserve and SVNService on WinXP SP2

From: Andy Peters <devel_at_latke.net>
Date: 2006-08-08 00:36:28 CEST

Michal Kaut 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?
> 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.

FWIW, I've been using SVNService for over a year and it Just Works.
Here's how I have it configured (SVNService Properties) in the Windows
Services thingie. All of these settings were the defaults.

General Tab:
Service Name: SVNService
Display Name: SVNService
Startup type: Automatic

Log On Tab:
Log On As: Local System account ("Allow service to interact with
desktop" NOT selected)
You can enable or disable this service for the hardware profiles listed
Hardware profile: Profile 1 Service: Enabled
(I have only one hardware profile, the default Profile 1)

Recovery Tab:
All failures set to Take No Action.


Maybe you've got several hardware profiles and SVNService is disabled in
the one you've currently selected?


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