Category Archives: Subversion

LDAP authentication for Subversion’s svnserve on FreeBSD using SASL, saslauthd, and Novell eDirectory

Here’s a writeup of how I managed to persuade Subversion‘s svnserve running on FreeBSD to authenticate using SASL, Cyrus’ saslauthd, and LDAP on Novell eDirectory. Continue reading LDAP authentication for Subversion’s svnserve on FreeBSD using SASL, saslauthd, and Novell eDirectory

Trouble upgrading older Subversion on recent FreeBSD? You might be missing devel/scons

I upgraded Subversion 1.8.1 to 1.8.5 on some non-critical FreeBSD servers the other day. Normally I would run this command:

portupgrade -fprv devel/subversion

I noticed www/serf also needed updating, so this time I ran a command like:

portupgrade -fprv www/serf

Continue reading Trouble upgrading older Subversion on recent FreeBSD? You might be missing devel/scons

Moving ZFS datasets around eases the transition from CVSup to Subversion

I upgraded some of my virtual machines during my summer holiday. They are all running ZFS, but were neglected for so long that they were still updating their source and ports trees using CVSup. I began pondering how to migrate to Subversion with the least fuzz possible. Luckily, I had anticipated the switch to Subversion, and all my VM’s had a fairly recent version of Subversion already installed. Continue reading Moving ZFS datasets around eases the transition from CVSup to Subversion

Making your own FreeBSD Subversion repository mirror

Not long ago it was announced that the FreeBSD ports tree will cease exporting its Subversion repository to CVS, and subsequently any use of CVSup for updating the ports tree will be discontinued by February 28th 2013.

FreeBSD’s main source tree repository has been served by Subversion since late May 2008 with every commit done in the Subversion repository being exported to the old CVS repository, but no date has been announced when that Subversion to CVS transfer will be shut down. Stay tuned for more information.

Nonetheless, this is a Good Time™ to begin the transition from CVSup to Subversion once and for all. And why not set up your own FreeBSD Subversion repository mirror for both the main source tree and the ports tree well ahead of the transition? Continue reading Making your own FreeBSD Subversion repository mirror