# Re: Installing SVN

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-12-07 18:00:36 CET

On 12/7/05, Najar, Monica J (GE Energy) <monica.najar@ge.com> wrote:
> I don't think this is a bug, but I can't find where can I ask for some help... maybe you can guide me
>
> I'm trying to install SVN in my computer, I have Windows 2000.
>
> I'm following the steps that are in the INSTALL file
>
> D. Installing from a Zip or Installer File under Windows
>
> Of all the ways of getting a Subversion client, this is the
> (*-setup.exe) file from:
> http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ProjectDocumentList?folderID=91
>
> For a Zip file, run your unzipping utility (WinZIP, ZipGenius,
> UltimateZIP, FreeZIP, whatever) and extract the DLLs and EXEs to
>
> To test the installation, open a DOS box (run either "cmd" or
> the directory you installed the executables into, and run:
> C:\test>svn co http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk svn
>
> This will get the latest Subversion sources and put them into the
> "svn" subdirectory.
>
> If using a self-extracting .exe file, just run it instead of
> unzipping it, to install Subversion.
>
> But when I test the installation in the DOS box, this error appears:
>
> 'svn' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
> operable program or batch file.
>
> Am I missing something? Do I need to do something before this?

The directory you unzipped Subversion into is not in your path.
You'll need to update the PATH environment variable and append the svn
directory, or specify c:\path\to\svn.exe on the command line.

However, the installer I used was a regular Windows install package
and it did all this for me automagically.

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