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Re: accessing svnserve...

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-08-24 19:03:02 CEST

bruce wrote:
> karl/others...
> thanks for all the responses as i jump into subversion!!
> the docs/suggestions have been helpful, but i have a few more questions.
> i have successfully (i hope) setup a svnserve process, and created an
> initial repository on a linux platform.
> i did the following commands.
> svnserve -d
> svnadmin create /svnroot/svn
> svnimport /tmp file:///svnroot/svn -m 'blah'

"svnimport" ?

> i was also able to perform a checkout of the test information to another
> test working dir.
> i was able to use the following command:
> svn list svn://
> which gave me the following structure:
> [test_at_lserver2 zz]$ svn list svn://
> branches/
> tags/
> trunk/
> which is the structure that i created.
> my questions are:
> 1) when i access the server from another linux server, what do i need (in
> terms of rpms) to have the 'svn' app on the client server?

Depends on distro/packager.

> 2) what do i need to do (command) to be able to 'see/access' the
> underlying
> projects. within the test repository, i imported/created a 'app' proj. how
> can i see that the 'app' project is in the repository?

Erm... "svn"?

> 3) assuming i get everything working using svnserve, what kind of changes
> would i need to do to the repository to get it working using apache? i'm
> trying to work my way up the learning curve!!!

To the repository itself? None. For info about configuring apache, see the
svnbook. (www.svnbook.org).

> 4) does subversion allow for any way/mechanism to attach a
> 'status/property'
> to a given file/version of a file? (also, does subversion automatically
> create a new version of the file with every checkout/checkin process??)

Reading through the svnbook will give you a good overview of subversion's

> my basic needs are to allow a number of users to access files, and make
> changes to the files over time. once a file gets to a certain state, i'd
> like to be able to allow a user to tag the file/version as being 'good'...
> with the ability to be able to somehow extract/download all files that are
> tagged 'good' on a certain date.

Would creating your files in a dev branch, and later 'mv'-ing them to a
'good' branch work for you?


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