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Re: Clueless beginner questions

From: novnov <novnovice_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-31 22:17:11 CEST

Interesting, I do see the files via the repo browser.

One question, you wrote "What you need to do now is check these files out to
a new location which
will give you a working copy - ie a copy of the files that has a link to the
repository." But it does not have to be a new location, it could just as
easily be the original location of the files?

I've just not been around versioning software, thanks for helping with these
basic questions.

Dave Lawrence wrote:
>
> novnov wrote:
>> I should have noticed that the dialog asks for the repository address.
>>
>> But semantically this seems backwards.
>>
>> The project files that I want svn to keeps tabs on were in e:\testproject
>> Originally e:\svn\testproject had no 'project' files in it.
>> My assumption was that the e:\svn\testproject dir, the repository, needed
>> to
>> have the project files imported into it...else it has no useful content.
>> I reversed my steps as you suggested and there were no errors. But,
>> neither
>> are there any of my project files in e:\svn\testproject, the repository,
>> as
>> far as I can see. If a project file was e:\testproject\readme.txt, am I
>> not
>> supposed to find a readme.txt somewhere in the repository?
>
> svn isn't "keeping tabs" on those files, it has just imported them into
> the repository. The repository itself however knows nothing of the
> original location of the files (unless such info was included in the
> commit log message).
>
> If you examine the repository using the repo-browser rather than using
> explorer you will see your files here.
>
> What you need to do now is check these files out to a new location which
> will give you a working copy - ie a copy of the files that has a link to
> the repository. The action of "import" doesn't do this - a slight
> inconvenience but not too bad since mostly "import" is only used to
> create a new project and "add" is used to add further files.
>
> I suggest a good read of the manuals.
>
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