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Re: Installing Subversion v1.4.6 on RHEL 3

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 11:46:13 +0100

On 1/3/08, Ashok Sharma <Ashok.Sharma_at_mynrma.com.au> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have downloaded the latest version of subversion software and compiled
> it as per instructions.
> I want to test the installation so I issue the following command: (make
> check) but it seems to hang on fs-test.
> Running all tests in compat-test...success
> Running all tests in config-test...success
> Running all tests in diff-diff3-test...success
> Running all tests in fs-test...
> Anyone have a similar issue?.

Do you run this on a server without mouse and keyboard? If so, is your
APR compiled with /dev/random or /dev/urandom as the source for random
numbers? If it's /dev/random, then the tests hang on a drained random
device, waiting for new entropy.

On headless servers, it's generally a good idea to add a source of
randomness from - for example - harddisk activity, or to compile APR
with /dev/urandom, which is a non-blocking source of random numbers
(but weaker). Subversion just needs randomness and doesn't depend on
the strong randomness provided by /dev/random.



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Received on 2008-01-04 01:53:37 CET

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