[CentOS] Subversion server: v1.4 (centos) vs. v1.6 (rpmforge)

Mathieu Baudier mbaudier at argeo.org
Tue Dec 15 09:22:43 UTC 2009


Hi,

I'm planning to upgrade an old public/internal development
infrastructure and will use CentOS 5.4 x86_64 as basis.

One of the critical server is Subversion (as an Apache httpd module).
We currently use Subversion v1.4 on the server and v1.6 on our clients.

While I was very happy with the v1.4 server over the years, we now
sometimes have weird issues which seem related to compatibility with
the v1.6 clients (typically working copy depth related).
I also want to take the chance of this major overhaul of our
infrastructure (and related testing etc.) to upgrade the various
components and I'll be happy to benefit from Subversion improvements
on the server side as well (especially if it then the version in
production for another few years).

The Subversion version in CentOS 5.4 is v1.4, whereas RPMForge provides v1.6.
I use the RPMForge version as my client on the desktop.

- Has anyone of you experience running Subversion servers on CentOS?
- Would you in general consider as less secure / safe / stable to use
RPMForge packages for such critical tasks?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts!

Mathieu


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