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Re: easiest version of linux for subversion

From: Thomas Harold <tgh_at_tgharold.com>
Date: 2006-09-12 07:17:49 CEST

Jeff Marder wrote:
> Frank does make an excellent point here. As much as I despise Windows
> there is really nothing wrong with running Subversion on it. I don't
> know that it would be such a great idea on a P2 300 with 128 MB RAM, but
> if you can get a better machine it's certainly worth considering.

P2 300MHz w/ 128MB? Maybe a Win2000 server in a pinch, but a stripped
down Linux system would probably be a better bet. Slowest machine that
I've tried Subversion on is a Gentoo Linux Celeron 566MHz (Pentium III
equivalent) with 320MB of RAM and slow 5400 RPM disks that do 15-20MB/s
data rates. Biggest issue I had was disk speed issues until I moved the
RAID1 disks over to an add-in PCI card (to go from 4MB/s up to 15-20MB/s).

Probably the hardest part that they're going to have to deal with is
getting something like Apache2 up and running and talking correctly to
SVN. I've mastered using a local SVN repository to manage my /etc
configuration files on the same machine, but the complexities of
SVN+Apache2 or SVN+SSH (which I got working, briefly) are possibly a bit
much if you're not familiar with Linux/Unix/Solaris.

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