[rancid] Re: Using a remote subversion repository

Johnson, Neil M neil-johnson at uiowa.edu
Tue Jan 30 16:38:27 UTC 2007


I looked at the source for both rancid-cvs and control_rancid.

Unfortunately RANCID only supports a file based subversion repository.

When using Subversion the CVSROOT variable is wrapped in side of a file
statement (file://$CVSROOT/$GROUP). 
When using CVS the CVSROOT can actually be defined as a link to a server.

I'm not sure why the decsion was made to implement Subversion this way.

Looks like I'm going to need to use CVS. That means I will have to install
CVSNT and a SSH server on the Windows box.


Neil Johnson
Network Engineering Group
Telecommunications and Network Services
The University of Iowa
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-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Stefaniuc [mailto:mstefani at redhat.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 3:54 AM
To: Johnson, Neil M
Cc: rancid-discuss at shrubbery.net
Subject: Re: [rancid] Using a remote subversion repository

Johnson, Neil M wrote:
> I would like to run RANCID on a UNIX box and locate the SVN repository 
> on a Windows machine (don't blame me, I'm just the messenger).
> Can you do it with SVN or do you have to use CVS ?
Even the rancid homepage says that SVN is supported
http://www.shrubbery.net/rancid/ And as long as the SVN on the Windows box
is reachable from the network your proposed setup will work too.

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