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Re: new subversion user question

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-07-02 04:42:14 CEST

On Thu, 01 Jul 2004 22:19:57 -0400, Eric <235u@comcast.net> wrote:
> Garrett Rooney wrote:
> > You imported into the root of the repository, not into a trunk
> > subdirectory. You want to do something like:
> >
> > $ svn import /tmp/project file:///path/to/repos/trunk -m "import"
> <I did this>
> [secretsvn@playpen110 secretsvn]$ svn import /home/secretsvn/temp/cpp
> file:///home/secretsvn/lookHere/trunk -m "import"
> Adding /home/secretsvn/temp/cpp/trunk
> Adding /home/secretsvn/temp/cpp/trunk/cpp
> Adding /home/secretsvn/temp/cpp/trunk/Makefile
> Adding /home/secretsvn/temp/cpp/branches
> Adding /home/secretsvn/temp/cpp/tags
> Committed revision 2.
> [secretsvn@playpen110 secretsvn]$ cd lookHere
> [secretsvn@playpen110 lookHere]$ ls
> conf dav db format hooks locks README.txt
> I thought I would see my "imported" files here. Is this how Subversion
> works? Where are my files stored? Or do they not actually get
> imported, just some how connected (forgive my terminology)? Notice
> committed reversion 2.

The files are stored in the berkeley db database files, you can't just
'ls' inside the repository and see them. When we talk about the
'repository filesystem' it's a 'virtual filesystem', not a literal

> <then I did this>
> [secretsvn@playpen110 lookHere]$ su - eric
> Password:
> [eric@playpen110 eric]$ cd working
> [eric_at_playpen110 working]$ svn checkout file:///home/secretsvn/lookHere cpp
> svn: Unable to open an ra_local session to URL
> svn: Unable to open repository 'file:///home/secretsvn/lookHere'
> svn: Berkeley DB error while opening environment for filesystem
> /home/secretsvn/lookHere/db:
> Permission denied
> Mmmnnn... I have permissions for just about everything in
> /home/secretsvn... set to 777. Did I not write the URL correctly? What
> do you think?
> (*thanks for your help)

Make sure you have write access to all the files inside the db
subdirectory of the repository.


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