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

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Tue Dec 15 14:32:01 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-12-15 at 10:22 +0100, Mathieu Baudier wrote:
> 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!
I am a lightweight user of SVN

I always use the rpmforge version of svn server


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