Missing a vector

C. Michael Pilato cmpilato at red-bean.com
Wed Nov 24 09:57:08 CST 2010

On 11/24/2010 10:01 AM, Bob McConnell wrote:
> Good morning,
> I have just begun reading the book online, and found there is no obvious
> entry path suggestion for my case. In "How to Read This Book", there are
> several suggested paths, but none for the new administrator. The
> individual I am talking about has several years experience using several
> different version control systems at work, but none as an administrator.
> In my case that would span TLIB, PVCS, and currently Perforce. But with
> no experience as an administrator, I am somewhat at a loss where to
> begin configuring a server for my home network. I don't believe this is
> an uncommon situation.


> I have already installed subversion 1.6.11 on Slackware/64 13.1 using
> the normal tool (slackpkg). So where should I start?

Bob, I think you'll find that setting up a Subversion server is pretty
simple.  In our "How to Read This Book" section, we probably scare some
folks off by lumping Subversion admin in with "experienced system
administration".  Honestly, there's not a whole lot to setting up a
Subversion server.  You'll need some basic comfort level with editing
configuration files and such.  Also, it's an unfortunate fact that nothing
in the book will be able to speak specifically about the finer details of
Slackware's (or anyone else's) particular Subversion distribution.  You'll
need to consult other sources of distro-specific information for that kind
of stuff.

I recommend that you check out Chapters 5 ("Repository Administration") and
6 ("Server Configuration") as a starting point, and ask questions of the
Internet if you find a recommendation or instruction therein that could
stand to be reworded for maximum audience coverage.  (And then, of course,
tell us about it too!)

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato at red-bean.com> | http://cmpilato.blogspot.com/

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