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Re: Newbie user startup problems with TortoiseSVN 1.6.6

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Dec 2009 17:23:09 +0000

2009/12/5 Richard Owlett <rowlett_at_pcnetinc.com>:
> Bob Archer wrote:
> [snip]
>> 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
> No, that wasn't the particular *DUMB* mistake I made.
> (the minor earthquake was me ROFL when I realized what I'd done
> and why ;)
> I had not done a "Create a repository here" operation. The way I
> read section 3.5 had me "thinking" that repository creation was a
> part of the import operation. I know why I read it that way. I'll
> have to think about how the section could or should edited.
> Thank you for your help.

Huh? You said earlier that you had created a repository and used the
repository browser to create folders in it.

I think you are confusing the repository with other folders. You
create a repository in c:\tst_repository. That is the database where
your files and folders are stored. The URL of that repository is

If you want to import into that repository, the URL needed is the one
above. Create a folder structure somewhere else, like
C:\tmp\Spectrogram_Replacement. Then right click on that tmp folder
and select import. Enter the URL as file:///c:/tst_repository and
click on OK.

Now if you use the repository browser you will see your imported
files. Note that you don't have a working copy yet. You need to
checkout into another empty folder (I know, Subversion's import is not
as obvious or friendly as it might be). Now you have a working copy
which contains your latest and greatest, and from which you can commit
changes to the repository.

If you think the original instructions are not clear, please let us
know how they could be improved, or at least which part is


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