Thanks for this info. My installations are in good shape now.
"SVNSERVE" as an option name is not particularly clear in terms of
indicating what will or will not be installed. Also, for a client-only
install, I would generally not require svnserve.exe to be included; but it's
a small enough binary as to make no difference.
Yes, the server install is an upgrade, and so it makes sense that the option
is disabled; had the checkbox been unchecked as well, that would have
avoided the confusion.
Maybe a little fine-tuning of the installer screens would prevent similar
confusion in the future.
From: Bob Archer [mailto:Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com]
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 10:10 am
To: Michael Cowperthwaite; users_at_subversion.tigris.org
Subject: RE: CollabNet SVN installers
OK a couple of things here.
1. If you want to install to a client but not install Apache you can do
that. Just deselect the Apache component. You must leave svnserve selected
or basically nothing is installed. However, on the very next panel tell it
to NOT set up svnserve as a Windows service. This will basically be the same
as the client install but you will get the svnadmin, svnserver, etc exes.
2. It sounds like you are installing an upgrade which the Apache is
greyed out. This is what I see to when I do an upgrade. But, even thought it
appears to be checked it is disabled and will not be installed/upgraded.
So, basically using the server install as I described above in item 1 will
get you what you are asking for (other than making the client install
From: Michael Cowperthwaite [mailto:mikec_at_lathropengineering.com]
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 12:29 PM
Subject: CollabNet SVN installers
There seem to have been multiple changes over the past few releases to the
capability of the server install package from CollabNet, and I'm finding
I'm not going back and trying to reinstall all the previous 1.5 versions, so
I may be misremembering here, but my recollection here is that the server
install package used to be able to install the client programs without
having to install the actual server; if you cleared both option checkboxes,
you'd still get the client installed. That no longer is the case. If I want
a client-only install (typical for users) I now have to download both the
server and client installers.
Further, the client-only install doesn't include binaries like svnadmin. An
advanced user who may have need for svnadmin needs to install the server
(or, of course, just copy the binary over from a server's installation
The newer change I'm seeing with 1.5.5: we're using svnserve here. It used
to be that the option checkboxes allowed me to turn off the Apache option.
Right now, when I try to install 1.5.5, the Apache checkbox is checked but
disabled. I don't want Apache installed.
I would like to see the Server installer (1) install client anyway even if
the server is disabled and (2) stop forcing me into selections I don't want.
I would like to see the Client installer include an option for "advanced"
binaries, specifically svnadmin but I guess there are a few others as well.
Senior Software Engineer
San Jose, California USA
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