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Re: Connecting TSVN to server

From: manogolf <manogolf_at_charter.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 20:24:49 -0700 (PDT)

I am not using a proxy rather I was pointing out the instruction I was
reading did not seem to cover using your local pc to communicate with the
server. Perhaps I missed it or it is covered elsewhere.

>Why are you using http:// to access an svn server? You would need to
>specify svn+ssh://

I am asking how do you access the server? I will try this specific setting

>If you work alone on only one PC you can use file:// access to a
>repository on your own PC.

Is this from a shell command line? I do work alone and entering this with
the drive and filename returns file/directory does not exist. But I do not
want to use putty for commands. Aren't the same functions being replicated
with TSVN? I am trying to use TSVN to connect with the server so I can
checkout to a working file on my PC.

Simon Large-5 wrote:
> 2009/6/15 manogolf <manogolf_at_charter.net>:
>> I am seeking the dumbed down version of connecting TSVN to my server.
>> Reading
>> network settings section provides instruction for proxy, (not going
>> through
>> a company firewall)
> Do you actually have a proxy?
>> and access to a svn+ssh repository (I just want to
>> checkout a file from my server to my local machines repository and then
>> commit back with version control). Using import from the local repository
>> folder and entering URL of the folder I want from the server returns:
>> OPTIONS of 'http://myipaddress/home/drupal6/sites': 200 OK
>> (http://myipaddress)
> Why are you using http:// to access an svn server? You would need to
> specify svn+ssh://
>> Am I required to create a repository on my server as well as having one
>> on
>> my local machine? I figured one use of TSVN was to act as a local machine
>> repository (if that was all you required; I don't need to share a
>> repository
>> from my server at this time, or am I  entirely missing how TSVN is used?)
>> for checking out from a server and initiating version control of folders
>> and
>> files then pushing them back to the server.
> First of all you need to understand the difference between a
> repository and a working copy. Subversion is a centralised version
> control system so there is exactly 1 master repository to which
> changes are committed, and which holds all the history. On your local
> PC you checkout a working copy which is your personal sandbox for
> working in.
> You can also get distributed VCS where every PC has its own copy of
> the repository with full history, but Subversion ain't one of them.
> Next, using svn+ssh is not for the faint hearted and it is certainly
> not the easy option.
> If you work alone on only one PC you can use file:// access to a
> repository on your own PC.
> If you need to access from several different PCs and/or you need more
> than one person to access the data then you need to set up a server.
> Plain svn:// is extremely simple to set up if you are not worried
> about encryption of the data as it travels over the wire. You can add
> encryption using SASL which is also described here:
> http://tortoisesvn.net/docs/release/TortoiseSVN_en/tsvn-serversetup-svnserve.html
> If you want to use http:// access the easiest method is to get the
> free VisualSVN server which will (I believe) install the Apache server
> for you. Never set up Apache myself.
> If you really want to use svn+ssh there is a howto here:
> http://tortoisesvn.net/docs/release/TortoiseSVN_en/tsvn-ssh-howto.html
> Please take the time to read the documentation. It does describe most
> of what you are asking already.
> Simon
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