On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 3:30 PM, Ryan Schmidt
> On Jan 28, 2014, at 08:09, Heather Bartolotta wrote:
>> Rackspace installed Apache(tm) Subversion(R) 1.6.11 on our Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 Dedicated Rackspace server.
> I wonder why? Subversion 1.6 and earlier are no longer supported, ever since the release of Subversion 1.8.
Ryan, 1.6.11 is the bog starndard RHEL 6 release. Updating to 1.7.x or
1.8.x is certainly feasible, but would not be reverse compatible with
existing working copies. As you're aware, once the working copy is
updatted by the Subversion 1.8.x binary, it's no longer usable by the
older 1.6.x or 1.7.x binaries. This is problemenat, especially in an
NFS based or CIFS based home directory environment, and it's another
reason that using TortoiseSVN with a RHEL shared home directory
working copy is such a potential adventure. And Red HAt has,
historically, avoided updates that would break backwards
compatibility: they tend to backport security patches rather than
doing major software upgrades within a major release.
I'm afraid that we'll have to wait for RHEL 7 to have subversion 1.7.x
for RHEL's main repositories. I've done some testing with the RHEL 7
beta: it's providing 1.7.13. If you want Subversion 1.8.x, I'm afraid
you'll need to obtain it from another binary repository.
Mind you, I've been trying to get "rpmforge-extras" updated with my
.1.6.x, 1.7.x, and 1.8.x RPM building tools, from
https://gighub.com/nkadel/. But Dag Weiers seems to have disappeared
off the development map, so my pull requests are languishing.
>> Rackspace says "It looks like to actually use svn+ssh you would need to setup your ssh
>> configuration to use an ssh key to that server. Unfortunately I have never setup svnserve for using http or svn protocol. "
> The only protocol svnserve speaks is the svn protocol. There is no way to make svnserve speak the http protocol. If you want to use the http protocol with Subversion, you serve your repositories using Apache httpd and mod_dav_svn, not svnserve.
Received on 2014-01-29 03:13:38 CET