Monday, November 1, 2010

Setting up SVN service on Windows XP

Had to do it to tie me over for some proejcts and here are what I found out:
  1. This is a good guide to follow on setting up a simple Windows SVN server.
  2. One thing to keep in mind is that using SC command on Windows, you need to be careful about escaping the double quote if you have a path that requires it, or better yet, just choose a path that doesn't need quoting. If the quotation marks aren't done appropriately, you end up with incorrect path in the registry, and the service can't be started with the error 1053 ("The service did not respond...")
  3. svnserve.exe can't use mapped drive for repository. Use local directory. Otherwise 1053 again.
  4. Remember there should be no leading space in any conf file lines, and there needs to be space on both sides of any "=". Otherwise you get the cryptic "option expected" message when issuing commands.

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