"Checksum mismatch -- will transfer entire file"

Victor Sudakov vas at mpeks.tomsk.su
Mon Dec 28 05:46:50 UTC 2009

Victor Sudakov wrote:


> > I would be happy to use svn as I do for my own projects.
> To run a cvs repository, you just need /usr/bin/cvs started from
> inetd. It is even in the base system. 
> To run a subversion repository, you need much more infrastructure and
> more overhead (lots of dependencies from ports, probably a Web server,
> a database backend etc).  Besides, cvs is conveniently integrated with
> Kerberos (we use :gserver: all the time) which I am not sure is
> possible with subversion.

I have just built and installed ports/devel/subversion on a fresh box.
The port installed 17 dependent ports:

apr-ipv6-gdbm- Apache Portability Library
autoconf-2.62       Automatically configure source code on many Un*x platforms 
autoconf-wrapper-20071109 Wrapper script for GNU autoconf
automake-1.9.6_3    GNU Standards-compliant Makefile generator (1.9)
automake-wrapper-20071109 Wrapper script for GNU automake
expat-2.0.1         XML 1.0 parser written in C
gdbm-1.8.3_3        The GNU database manager
help2man-1.36.4_3   Automatically generating simple manual pages from program o
libiconv-1.13.1     A character set conversion library
libtool-2.2.6b      Generic shared library support script
m4-1.4.13,1         GNU m4
neon28-0.28.6       An HTTP and WebDAV client library for Unix systems
perl-5.8.9_3        Practical Extraction and Report Language
python26-2.6.4      An interpreted object-oriented programming language
sqlite3-3.6.19      An SQL database engine in a C library
subversion-1.6.6_1  Version control system
tcl-8.5.8           Tool Command Language
tcl-modules-8.5.8   Tcl common modules

There could have been more but I had disabled some crap like the BDB

Please compare all this with a single /usr/bin/cvs binary and be
horrified. Of course it needs python26, perl and tcl - all the three
of them. I don't think I want all this on every server I plan to
makeworld on. 

To cut a long story short, I would rather continue using cvs, perhaps
until there is subversion-light in the base system.

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
sip:sudakov at sibptus.tomsk.ru

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