The new file server is alive, mostly - haven't configured Samba yet, but NFS seems to be doing its thing, and the workstation and the lab Linux box are now using it.
Except... I try to open one of my working copies (via NFS) with kdesvn, and it hangs. I try svn status from a shell, and it hangs. Wha...?
I can do svn status from a shell on the new server. But not on the workstation, which is where Subversion working-copy manipulations ordinarily happen. (Working copies live on NFS so that I can get at the latest binaries, etc., from the lab machine without having to check everything in before I'm ready.)
Maybe I should try checking out a fresh working copy to a new location on the NFS filesystem, and see if that works...?
Nope. Checkout goes into disk sleep status. For some reason, Subversion and my shiny new NFS server Just Don't Get Along.
Growf. I wonder if it's something in the NFS configuration, or if the new version of the server has some exotic new incompatibility.
Oh, well. I should have some time tomorrow for wrestling with this.
Update: Turns out I needed to add nolock to the list of mount options in /etc/fstab; this gets everything working fine, so far. I guess the old server didn't support locking, so this wasn't an issue until now.