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[Savannah-hackers] Re: The Linux Kernel/BitKeeper Issue and how to Resol

From: Shlomi Fish
Subject: [Savannah-hackers] Re: The Linux Kernel/BitKeeper Issue and how to Resolve It
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 07:29:56 +0200 (IST)

On Sun, 17 Nov 2002, Richard Stallman wrote:

>     > Would you like to do the work of making some other VC system run on
>     >
>     With pleasure! But I'll need ssh access to the system, and a path where I
>     can install Apache 2.0, libdb-4.0, and Subversion itself system-wide.
> Savannah is our CVS hosting site.  It is already running Apache and
> many other things.  You can't expect to install some other VC system
> there as if you were operating on a blank machine!  You would have
> to study the software that is running there now, and figure out how
> to change it to support multiple VC systems.

I know that. What I did on my workstations is run Apache 2.0 on a
different port (8080). I can install db-4.0 on a dedicated path (say
/usr/local/apps/db-4.0/ ) and then link Apache 2.0 against it and again
install under a different path, and configure it to run under different
HTTP and HTTPS ports that usual. Then, I can install subversion linked
against the db 4.0 and compiled to run with this apache.

> It is not clear that we want to use Subversion.  We might rather use
> Aegis and/or Arch.  They are both GPL-covered, and we prefer to use
> GPL-covered software rather than non-GPL-covered free software when
> given the choice.

Aegis needs to run as SUID-root, and some people may find its process
counter-intuitive and an overkill for what they want to do. It is a
complete SCM rather than a simple revision control system.

I installed Arch. As opposed to subversion it does not support file copies
and furthermore, it is very slow to work with.

Subversion is fully free software, so I don't see a problem here. I
believe most people accustomed to CVS will find it the most appealing.

> I have cc'd the people who run Savannah; they can tell you where
> to look at the software that is running now on Savannah so you
> can try to write the changes to support multiple VC systems.

Thanks for giving the effort to support something else than CVS. I'll try
to help you as much as I can.

Best regards,

        Shlomi Fish

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