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Re: "can't get exclusive lock" error when attempting commit

From: John Peacock <john.peacock_at_havurah-software.org>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 21:44:31 -0400

NElizaga wrote:
> The funny thing is the machine is already running Apache, as well as the
> svnserve service ;) I followed this guide:
> http://www.ivantodorov.com/blog/?p=28
> Are there specific steps to hook svnsever + Apache together?

svnserve is an alternative to Apache. Both of them are server processes that
exclusively access the repository files on the local drive. You should use one
of them instead of accessing the repository files over the network (which isn't
a good idea for exactly the reasons you've already noticed).

> The path to the network drive is //newdev/SVN, so naturally I assumed it
> would work like so: svn://newdev/SVN.

I'm not going to download someone else's guide to Subversion, but the exact path
to the files in the repository (through either svn:// or http://) depend
completely on the configuration of the server process (svnserve and Apache

You should probably read the official Subversion book:


rather than relying on some random guy on the 'Net...


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