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Re: Getting Started

From: Peter McNab <mcnab_p_at_melbpc.org.au>
Date: 2006-12-22 01:57:26 CET

Daniel Essin wrote:
> 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,
>> 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.
Hi Dan

I guess you have a better understanding of the process now. The
following description might help put some perspective on the terminology.

The way to consider the process is that Import and Export are both
"Repository" operations (server-side).
So you "Import" something into the repository to provide content for rev 1.
This relationship is partly conveyed by TortoiseSVN grouping "Create
repository here..." and "Import..."


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Received on Fri Dec 22 01:57:35 2006

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