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Re: Connecting TSVN to server

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 16:39:59 +0100

2009/6/16 manogolf <manogolf_at_charter.net>:
> Clearly I am confused.
>
> Yes I do have a repository set up on my local machine and it seems to be
> working just fine, including externals. I would now like to checkout working
> files to folders on a server with TSVN.

You *are* confused. You checkout a local working copy *from* a server.
After making changes you commit those changes back to the server.

> My confusion stems from local drive terminology used in the manuals. The
> term sometimes seems to refer to the server and other times your local
> machine.

Which local driver terminology are you referring to?
The manual should refer to a repository which resides on the server
and a working copy which resides on your local machine. Which bit do
you find confusing?

> Adding to the confusion is where the repository should reside. I am
> working alone for now and do not have the need to host svn on my server for
> others to checkout folders and files. I figured I could use TSVN on my local
> machine while I learn svn and not worry about messing with the server
> environment.

That is fine. You can use TSVN to create repositories on your local
machine, which it can then access using file:// protocol, e.g.
file://C:/SVN/trunk/project1

When you use file protocol, the client is also acting as its own
server. This is mainly intended for testing, but works OK for single
developers too.

> Although at this point I seem to better grasp the concepts of
> working in the server environment with command line entries than on a local
> machine with TSVN. But I know from my past experiences that if frequency of
> use drops of it is easier to remember how to use a GUI than recalling
> commands. That is where TSVN holds its attraction for me.
>
> My bigger question is how is TSVN typically used? As a client for working
> copies or for setting up a repository on a local machine.

TSVN is a client. It *can* create a repository but that is its only
admin capability and certainly not its main function.

> Can others checkout and commit from a local machine?

If you want access from multiple machines then you need to setup a
server on the machine which has the repository.

> Is the local machine somehow setup
> as a server for others to communicate with?

Not unless you set it up.

> I also have an installation of
> WAMP on my local machine so I do have apache available.

Simon

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> Simon Large-5 wrote:
>>
>> 2009/6/16 manogolf <manogolf_at_charter.net>:
>>> 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
>>> instead.
>>>
>>>>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.
>>
>> One of your earlier emails about svn:externals suggests that you
>> already have a repository and that you are using it. What are you
>> actually asking here? What is the problem? What do you want to
>> achieve?
>>
>> Simon
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