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RE: Quick-Start Guide (suggestion for)

From: Monks, Peter <peter.monks_at_vignette.com>
Date: 2004-08-17 00:47:26 CEST

G'day Suresh,

Great idea! Are you volunteering? I'd be happy to review your first
draft once it's done.

Cheers,
Peter

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Suresh Govindachar [mailto:sgovindachar@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Monday, 16 August 2004 2:51pm
> To: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Quick-Start Guide (suggestion for)
>
>
> I spent time trying out svn-win32-1.0.6.zip on a Windows
> machine. Addressing the following items could help other
> new users:
>
> A) Mention the need to configure.
>
> - Mention the absence of a .rc file.
>
> - Mention the hidden side-effects of commands.
> For example, mention that things will be created
> in places such as
>
> c:/WINDOWS/Application\ Data/Subversion/
>
> WITHOUT any prompt to see if the user desires a
> DIFFERENT location. (I still have no idea when that
> directory and the stuff in it got created and do not
> like this hidden, non-configurable side-effect.)
>
> - Point out that things (section headers and values)
> in .INI files need to start in the first column.
> (This came as a total surprise to me.)
>
> B) Mention the need to configure after the create command.
>
> - Mention that one needs to modify the file
> <repos>/conf/sunserve.conf This is so even though
> the README.txt in <repos> says:
>
> "... use the 'svnadmin' tool to examine it. Do not
> add, delete, or modify files here unless you know
> how to avoid corrupting the repository."
>
> Now, I could be wrong about having to hand-modify the
> file <repos>/conf/sunserve.conf; if so, mention the
> correct way to do it.
>
> - The file <repos>/conf/sunserve.conf has the lines:
>
> ### This option controls the location of the password
> database. This
> ### path may be relative to the conf directory. There
> is no default.
>
> - What is the relationship between what is being
> discussed here and what goes in
> c:/WINDOWS/Application\ Data/Subversion/auth?
>
> - Are there options in regard to the format in which
> the path can be specified? If so, what are they?
>
> C) In regard to the "user" commands such as import.
>
> - Mention that the import command will prompt for the
> user name (and depending on the configuration, the
> password too).
>
> - How come there is no way to specify the username
> and password as command line arguments to the
> command (like, -u <user> -p <password>)?
>
> D) Mention the system requirement -- especially the
> following from the FAQ:
>
> "To reiterate, a Subversion server can be run on all
> platforms except Win95/Win98/WinMe. The Subversion
> client can be used on any platform where APR runs."
> http://subversion.tigris.org/project_faq.html#portability
>
> in a PROMINANT place.
>
> It took me several hours to figure out the preceding.
>
> --Suresh
>
>
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