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Re: NT4 and subvserion

From: Sjoerd Tieleman <Sjoerd.Tieleman_at_phil.uu.nl>
Date: 2006-08-23 16:50:01 CEST

On Aug 23, 2006, at 2:17 PM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:

>> i have been using subversion for a while now,i am very happy of it.I
>> recently decided to install svn client for windows on a NT4.0 os
>> machine.The installation process does not show any thing wrong but
>> when i try to access my repository i get an error message.
>> i am wondering if svn is compatible with NT4.0
> I don't think anyone builds or tests with it. And you really need
> to say what SVN client you are using.
> *WHY* are you using NT 4.0? Not only did they stop selling it year
> ago, but even online support for it is ending on Jan. 1 of this
> year, according to Microsoft. Please, for your sake and for those
> who build good open source tools, upgrade to something supportable
> and ease their needs to test or support this outdated OS.

I think it's his business why he's using NT 4.0. Granted, upgrading
probably is a good idea, but still, Thierry might not be in the
position to upgrade that particular machine. The Subversion FAQ lists

What operating systems does Subversion run on?
All modern flavors of Unix, Win32, BeOS, OS/2, MacOS X.
Subversion is written in ANSI C and uses APR, the Apache Portable
Runtime library, as a portability layer. The Subversion client will
run anywhere APR runs, which is most places. The Subversion server
(i.e., the repository side) is the same, except that it will not host
a Berkeley DB repository on Win9x platforms (Win95/Win98/WinME),
because Berkeley DB has shared-memory segment problems on Win9x. FSFS
repositories (introduced in version 1.1) do not have this
restriction; however, due to a limitation in Win9x's file-locking
support, they also don't work in Win9x.
To reiterate, the Subversion client can be run on any platform where
APR runs. The Subversion server can also be run on any platform where
APR runs, but cannot host a repository on Win95/Win98/WinMe.

So, it is claimed that Subversion will run on anything back to Win9x.
But does that include NT4? I don't know. Supposedly if APR will run
on that platform. But I think you will be left to your own devices to
make it work.
It would be helpful to include the exact error message as well as the
version numbers of your NT4 client, your server, what OS the server
is running on, etc etc.



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