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svnserve - Windows service will not start

From: Peter Bradley <P.Bradley_at_dsl.pipex.com>
Date: 2007-03-21 19:16:14 CET


We're trying to move from Visual Source Safe to subversion for our .NET
projects at work. I set subversion up on my own machine and got
svnserve running as a Windows service. It all works fine, but I now
want to do the same thing on our development server (since it gets
backed up every night whereas my own box doesn't). Both machines are
running Windows Server 2003.

I installed the Windows service just fine on the server, using sc.exe,
and it shows up in the Services mmc snap-in; but I get the following
error message every time I try to start it:

Could not start the Subversion Repository service on Local Computer
Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request
in a timely manner

I've googled a bit but can't find anything helpful. Does anyone know
what might be causing this? I don't know where to look next, so I'm a
bit stuck.

The commands I used to set up the service were:

cd \WINDOWS\system32
sc create svnserve binpath= "\"C:\Program
Files\Subversion\bin\svnserve.exe\" --service --root
d:\data\mis\svn-repos" displayname= "Subversion Repository" depend= Tcpip

I had previously created the repository using:

mkdir d:\data\mis\svn-repos
svnadmin create d:\data\mis\svn-repos

(and I'd proved the repository was fine by doing an import locally, i.e.
svn import -m "Importing Test project" .

D: is not a network drive, by the way. It's just the data partition on
the server.



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