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Re: Newbie user startup problems with TortoiseSVN 1.6.6

From: Richard Owlett <rowlett_at_pcnetinc.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Dec 2009 13:42:12 -0600

Bob Archer wrote:
>> Environment:
>> WinXP Pro SP2, single machine, single user, installed using
>> TortoiseSVN- from
>> http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads
>> I've never used a version control before. When I asked questions
>> I was reffed to (and read)
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Version_control and
>> http://www.ericsink.com/scm/source_control.html. Based on the
>> later and comments on my needs, I chose TortoiseSVN. My
>> repository *WILL BE* on a local drive.
>> The installation apparently went smoothly. I got fewer warnings
>> from my firewall (COMODO) than I expected.
>> I then attempted to setup following the procedure in the Help
>> section 3.1. Repository Creation.
>> Following the procedure in 3.1.2 I successfully created a
>> repository in which I was able to create folders and add files to
>> them using "Repository Browser".
>> *However*, when I attempted the alternate method for creating a
>> folder structure given in the end of section 3.1.5 I failed.
>> I
>> 1. right clicked on the destination (C:\tst_repository)
>> 2. chose Import on menu
>> 3. entered file:///C:/tmp/Spectrogram_Replacement in box labeled
>> "URL: of repository"
>> Error messages were:
>> Command: Import C:\tst_repository to
>> file:///C:/tmp/Spectrogram_Replacement
>> Error: Unable to open an ra_local session to URL
>> Error: Unable to open repository
>> 'file:///C:/tmp/Spectrogram_Replacement'
>> Finished!:
> Hmm... if you put this in the repo browser file:///C:/tmp/Spectrogram_Replacement does it display your repository?

I get a similar error message. That does not surprise me as I had
never done any TortoiseSVN operation any where on that tree.

C:\tst_repository was the directory on which I had done the
"Create repository here" operation.

I was fallowing the example given at the end of Section 3.1.5
beginning "So if you haven't already created a basic folder
structure inside your repository you should do that now. There
are two ways to achieve this. If you simply want to create a
/trunk /tags /branches structure, you can use the repository
browser to create the three folders (in three separate commits).
If you want to create a deeper hierarchy then it is simpler to
create a folder structure on disk first and import it in a single
commit, like this: ..."


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