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Re: .Mac?

From: Mikel King <mikel.king_at_techally.com>
Date: 2007-02-16 14:12:52 CET

Ashley is right, yes you could place the repository on an idisk via .mac and in turn server the mounted volume via apache or neon or some other capable webserver, but IMHO there isn't really a compelling reason to do it.

Of course if you've gotten this far and deployed your own web server the why not just use svn in lieu of .mac?

One thing you could use .mac for would be a way of backing up your repository but your mileage will definitely vary.


 ..... Original Message .......
On Fri, 16 Feb 2007 07:23:30 +0000 "Ashley Hogg" <ash@intar.com> wrote:
>On 16 Feb 2007, at 1:50 AM, Dustin Robert Kick wrote:
>How do (can) I set up a subversion repository on a web server, in particular, .Mac?  I thought I would just be able to copy over the repository I wanted to make available, then access it using
>svn checkout http://SERVER/PATH_TO_REPOS LOCAL_DIR, which is what I tried on my .Mac server space, but this is an example of the messages I keep getting when I try this(using fsfs):
>__svn__06:01:46__BRUNOISE-TIGRE__svn checkout http://homepage.mac.com/mac_vieuxnez/SVN/KeyPathTest.svn test1
>svn: PROPFIND request failed on '/mac_vieuxnez/SVN/KeyPathTest.svn'
>svn: PROPFIND of '/mac_vieuxnez/SVN/KeyPathTest.svn': 403 Invalid Method (http://homepage.mac.com)
>Does a web server have to have svn capabilities, or is there some other way I can do this?
>As others have said, you won't get it working from .Mac. It's not like some other hosting services where you are able to configure the server itself (as previously stated you have to configure Apache modules to integrate SVN over http).
>.Mac is really for basic personal webpage hosting and synchronisation of data between Macs, I like the idea of it but having tried it for the last year I won't be renewing at the end of this month since I don't think it offers great value.
>You can map your .Mac iDisk as a drive, however. But I'm unsure as to whether you can then use the file:// protocol with SVN to access it (for example, "svn status file:///Volumes/<your_idisk_name>/path").
>Perhaps if that works it would be adequate for your needs?

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