Subversion Administration and Usage

I haven’t yet needed to use the subversion repository that I setup awhile ago. A client of mine required it, so I spent the time and set them up a repository, and it seems to be working alright. Here’s what I did.

svnadmin create /home/svn/rep/{repname}

That’s it. Then I edited the conf/svnserve.conf and conf/passwd files for their users. This is the e-mail I sent them:

I setup your subversion repository. Let me know if you have any problems accessing. Here’s a guide to configuring tortoise svn on Windows, you can probably extrapolate it to a Mac SVN client.

First: install tortoise svn
Reboot as necessary
Create a directory on your computer for the repository, lets say
Go to windows explorer and right click on the C:\repos\ folder.
Click SVN Checkout
IMPORTANT: For the URL of the repository put
Click OK, it should Completed, click OK.
That should be it, past that it’s all up to you guys.

To add files, put a file in that directory then right click on it and go
to TortoiseSVN=>Add, then right click on it and go to SVN Commit.

Before you start working, right click on that folder and go to SVN Update.

That should be it.

Let me know if there are any problems.


P.S. Oh, and as a word of caution, I’ve heard there are some major problems with copying/pasting files from withing a repository, so just don’t do it without expecting to mess up the repository. You can google why or maybe a workaround.

When I was working on Havoc Command, my team ran into a copy/paste problem… it was not fun.


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    Brandon Said,

    January 31, 2007 @ 2:58 pm

    No… it was not.

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    Raybdbomb Said,

    January 31, 2007 @ 3:32 pm

    Heh, ^^

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    February 1, 2007 @ 6:29 am


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