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RE: Newbie user startup problems with TortoiseSVN 1.6.6

From: Bob Archer <bob.archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2009 14:54:40 -0500

> Bob Archer wrote:
> >> Environment:
> >> WinXP Pro SP2, single machine, single user, installed using
> >> TortoiseSVN-1.6.6.17493-win32-svn-1.6.6.msi 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.

Ok, then the path to your repository is:

file:///tst_repository

or

file:///c:/tst_repository

The path to the repo should be displayed in the repo browser which you seemed to be able to open.

Also, if that is the path to your repository then you should NOT be importing that folder. once you create the repository you don't touch that folder or its contents. Create a new folder like

But, it seems like you missed step 1 in section 3.5.1 of the help:

1. create a new empty folder on your hard drive

2. create your desired top-level folder structure inside that folder - don't put any files in it yet!

3. import this structure into the repository via a right click on the folder and selecting TortoiseSVN → Import... This will import your temp folder into the repository root to create the basic repository layout.

Step one really means a NEW folder. Not your repository folder. As I said, once you create your repo don't touch it again. Hands off.

BOb

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