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Re: Tortoise SVN setup on SAMBA share under Sun OS

From: Jean-Marc van Leerdam <j.m.van.leerdam_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 07:15:20 +0200


On 08/04/2008, Bert Gunter <gunter.berton_at_gene.com> wrote:
> Folks:
> My apologies for what may be an annoyance. We are trying to get Tortoise SVN
> set up on a shared network drive under SAMBA on a SUN OS Server. Our
> Tortoise SVN client (version 1.4.8) is running under Windows XP(Professional
> Version 5.1.2600). Apparently no problem getting the Repository set up (from
> the Windows Explorer menu) and our directory imported into it under the FSFS
> format. Nor do we have any trouble checking out from it. However, we are not
> able to commit altered files back to to the repository via its file:///
> drive mapping. (Tortoise SVN uses correct icon overlays to note that they
> have been altered, by the way).
> Can someone suggest a solution, or at least a diagnostic path that we could
> follow to pinpoint the problem. Our corporate IT admin simply told us that
> SVN is not supported software and would not help us; but if we could give
> them some definite suggestions, we might get some support.

First read the SVN book (svnbook.red-bean.com) to understand SVN. Then
decide on which SVN server setup you want.

You will come to the conclusion that sharing a repository with
file:/// access is NOT the way to go. File:/// access is only intended
for single-user local-filesystem repositories.

TortoiseSVN is an SVN client, but to host a repository you need to use
an SVN server.

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Received on 2008-04-08 07:15:29 CEST

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