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Re: Creating a project in a new repository and getting data in there

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 21:54:47 +0100

2008/5/14 Taff <taff.lawley_at_gmail.com>:
>
> I've spent a good couple of evenings trying to setup a project I would like
> to start work on (and due to the size I thought now was the time to take the
> versioning plunge).
> I installed TortoiseSVN.
> I already had XAMPP installed.
> in my htdocs folder I created a new folder called svn (I would like to add
> projects here)

Have you actually created a repository, or just a folder?

> In there I would like to create a first folder called "someName".
> I would then like to import the data I already have (in a separate folder)
> into "someName" and get it versioned.
> Get rid of the files I copied so that I now have everything for "someName"
> in "someName".
> Possibly create a different folder under svn too.
>
> I was initially under the impression that I could drag items from anywhere
> into my repository and drop them, and get an option to import and add.

No, you cannot drag and drop into a repository. It sounds as if you
have not read the manual/help file at all, as what you are describing
here does not correspond to how Subversion works.

> I am at my wits end between not getting the options in the context menu and
> error messages stating:
> Error: Unable to open an ra_local session to URL
> Error: Unable to open repository 'file:///C:/xampp/htdocs/project'
>
> If anyone can point me to the relevant documentation I would be extremely
> grateful.

Umm, TortoiseSVN -> Help

or

http://www.tortoisesvn.net/docs/release/TortoiseSVN_en/index.html

> Maybe this item is overkill for someone of my limited knowledge, all I want
> is to be able to keep an eye on a project and store changes made to it. If
> things go wrong, I can revert a document to an older version.
>
> Thanks for any pointers.
> Taff

Simon

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