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Re: Getting Started

From: Daniel Essin <essin_at_ieee.org>
Date: 2006-12-22 00:56:02 CET

Daniel Essin <essin@...> writes:

>
> I've seen this question posted all over the web but it has never been answered
> (that I can find).
>
> On windows, using the Tortoise GUI, there is an import option. It assumes that
> you are pulling your import from a (unix) web server somewhere and are using a
> unix client to do the pulling.
>
> I, and many others, are just trying to use it locally and need to get existing
> files under version control. Since you can't create a repository out of an
> existing populated directory,
> HOW DO YOU IMPORT LOCAL FILES???
>
> I've followed every suggestion that has been posted for what to enter in the
> "URL of Repository" box, and all reasonable permutations to no avail.
>
> The messages:
> unable to open an ra_local session to URL and
> Unable to open repository file:///c:/myfiles
>
> don't provide any help.
>
> If this software is not useful for local, standalone use, please say so.
> Otherwise I would really appreciate some help at getting started.
>

I finally figured it out! Thank you for the links to the documentation. The
documentation and even your comment below, do not make it clear that importing
is not a pull process, it is a push process. You have to point to the location
that you want to import and rt-click and select import..

You do not do what I was trying to do - go to the new repository and tell svn to
import something into it. Judging from the number of posts on the web about this
I would suggest that the documentation be made more explicit so that new users
can actually get started.

Thanks again for the pointers.

Dan

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