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RE: SVN on USB key

From: Giulio T <giulio.troccoli_at_uk.linedata.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 09:42:33 +0000


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-----Original Message-----

> From: Hyrum K. Wright [mailto:hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu]
> Sent: 27 January 2009 02:14
> To: Yves Dorfsman
> Cc: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: SVN on USB key
> Yves Dorfsman wrote:
> > Giulio T wrote:
> >> Is it possible to install Subversion (Windows build) on a USB key?
> >>
> >> I have just started a course at University and I was
> thinking of using Subversion for the web site I will have to design.
> >>
> >> The plan is to host the repository on my server at home
> and then have one WC at university and another at home on my laptop.
> >>
> >> Because I will not always use the same PC in the lab I
> can't install Subversion (I'm not even sure I'm allowed to
> install it on one PC actually). That's why I thought of
> installing it on a USB key. The WC will be on a drive always
> mapped to the same letter that is actually my personal space
> on a common (Unix I think) server.
> >>
> >> Do you think what I want to do is feasable? Anyone has any
> other suggestions on how to work this out?
> >
> > I think this is school case for a distributed VC. Have a look at
> > Mercurial and git. You could set this up in minutes with Mercurial.
> Huh? The answer to "how do I use Subversion on a USB drive?"
> is "use git or Mercurial"? That's kinda odd, plus he'd still
> have the same problem: using either of those programs from a
> usb drive.
> To answer the original question, if you are using a properly
> compiled and linked Subversion client, such as the command
> line client, you shouldn't have any problem running it from a
> USB drive. Are you running on Windows or *nix?

Let me explain better the scenario I'm working on.

The repository will be on my Linux server at home. I already use Subversion for my personal website so there is no set-up to be done there (well, just a little for Apache).

While at home I will have a WC on my laptop.

The problem is when I am in the lab. There I will not use the same PC every time, but whatever PC I will be using I will always have an I: drive mapped to my area on another server (as I said I think this is a Unix server but I'm not sure). All PCs run on Windows XP.

I thought I could install the SVN client for Windows on a USB key. Whichever PC I will be using I will use SVN from the USB key and I will always have a WC on the I: drive.

I hope this makes more sense than my original email.

On a final note, I have already installed SVN on the USB key. This evening I will go to the lab and tomorrow I will report back on the outcome.



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