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Error on page 23 of pdf (page numbered as 6) in introduction section

From: Bruce Modick <modick_at_sprynet.com>
Date: 2004-05-15 06:50:54 CEST


I was stepping through the online manual (pdf version), trying to learn
how to use subversion, and could not get the commands on page 6 to work
for the 'checkout' phase (html page is found at:


Snippet of text is listed below:

Committed revision 1.

Now the repository contains your tree of data. At this point, you create
a “working copy” of the trunk directory. This is where your actual work
will happen:

$ svn checkout file://path/to/repos/trunk project
A project/foo.c
A project/bar.c
A project/Makefile

Checked out revision 1.

I found out by fooling around that the "svn checkout file: ..." line should have one
more slash, otherwise you get an error as listed below:

        dell-866:/ # svn checkout file://path/to/repos/trunk project
        svn: Unable to open an ra_local session to URL
        svn: Local URL 'file://path/to/repos/trunk' contains unsupported hostname

try again-> dell-866:/ # svn checkout file:///path/to/repos/trunk project

        A project/foo.c
        A project/bar.c
        A project/Makefile
        Checked out revision 1.
        dell-866:/ # cd project
        dell-866:/project # ls
        . .. bar.c foo.c Makefile .svn
        dell-866:/project #

Bruce Modick

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