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Re: problem with Quick Start

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-08-02 20:06:29 CEST

On Aug 2, 2006, at 14:47, Roland Silver wrote:

> I've worked through almost all of the Quick Start in the
> Introduction of the Book*, but now I'm stuck on page 7.
> I have a (local) repository in /path/to/repos, and a working copy
> of my project in /tmp/myproject:
> /tmp/myproject/trunk:
> Makefile bar.c foo.c
> I'm not sure what the book means by "Enter your working copy", but
> I cd'd to the directory /tmp/myproject/trunk),
> edited foo.c using emacs, then tried to run svn diff (with my
> working directory being /tmp/myproject/trunk) --
> but I get the error message:
> svn: '.' is not a working copy
> What's wrong? What do I do now?
> I'm operating on an Apple PowerBook G4 running Mac OS X (version
> 10.4.7);
> I have a rough (VERY rough) ability to use the command line
> interface using Terminal;
> I have an incompetent sysadmin (myself);
> I've installed subversion v1.3, apparently successfully.

Read it again. You start by having the initial copy of your code in /
tmp/myproject and you import this into the repository. After that,
the directory /tmp/myproject is unimportant and you can delete it. To
begin working on the project that's now in the repository, you need
to create a working copy, using "svn checkout" as the quick start
explains. It's in this newly-created working copy that commands like
svn diff will start to work.

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