[OS X TeX] subversion (was: Re: MacOSX-TeX Digest #2237 - 10/13/07)

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Sun Oct 14 14:26:32 EDT 2007

On Oct 13, 2007, at 17:34, Nathan Dunfield wrote:

> Adam R. Maxwell wrote:
>> You can use svnserve or Apache.  The simplest route is probably to  
>> use
>> svnserve.  See <http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.0/ch06.html> for
>> details.
> As I said, I don't use Subversion, but for CVS *running any kind of  
> server* for a small  collaboration like this is *completely  
> unnecessary* and probably a bad idea for amateurs like myself, and  
> I'm pretty sure this is true for Subversion as well.

You can use svn+ssh to access a subversion repo, but svnserve still  
has to be set up correctly; it looks like svn+ssh uses it underneath.   
For multiple user access to a repo, this means permissions and groups  
have to be set up carefully.  The subversion documentation explains  
how to do this.

>   All you need to do is give your collaborator an account on your  
> Mac Pro and then allow him/her to log in remotely via SSH (in  
> Preferences->Sharing, just check the box "Remote Login").  Then you  
> only have to master using Subversion locally (TortoiseSVN etc, will  
> make this transparent to the end user), and make sure that the  
> repository is set up so both users have write permission to it (e.g.  
> make it world-writeable).

Do NOT make it world writeable!  Security needs to be taken seriously,  
especially if you're giving others access to your system.


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