Subversion on QNAP TS-239 Pro II

Posted: December 6th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: QNap | Tags: | No Comments »

Based on the guide on the QNap wiki. This guide specifically shows how to install a subversion server on port 4000 for multiple repositories on the QNAP TS-239 Pro II.

  • Install svnserve:

    # ipkg update
    # ipkg install svn
  • Create a directory for the repositories:

    # mkdir /share/HDA_DATA/subversion
  • To create a new repository for a project, do the following:

    # svnadmin create /share/HDA_DATA/subversion/repos1

    NB: To delete a repository, just delete the directory itself.
  • Access to the repositories is set up in the repos1/conf/svnserve.conf,¬†repos1/conf/passwd and repos1/conf/authz¬†files. The following is a basic configuration.

svnserve.conf:
[general]
anon-access = read
auth-access = write
password-db = passwd

passwd:

[users]
svnuser= svnusersecret

authz:

[repository:/share/HDA_DATA/subversion/repos1]
svnuser = rw

  • To start the svnserve daemon on startup, we must add a command to autorun.sh.
    This file is located on the configuration ram block, sdx6, which must first be mounted. This is done in the following way on the TS-239 Pro II (for other models, see Running Your Own Application at Startup)

    # mount -t ext2 /dev/sdx6 /tmp/config

    Open autorun.sh in an editor:

    # nano /tmp/config/autorun.sh

    Add the following line, which will make sure svnserve is executed only when opt/bin has been loaded:

    (while test ! -x "/opt/bin/svnserve"; do sleep 5; done; /opt/bin/svnserve -d --listen-port=4000)&

    Finally, make sure autorun.sh is executable and unmount sdx6:

    # chmod +x /tmp/config/autorun.sh
    # umount /tmp/config
  • You can test the subversion server by doing a checkout using your favourite subversion client (e.g. TortoiseSVN). The url to check out will be something like this:
    svn://nas:4000/share/HDA_DATA/subversion/repos1


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