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Re: Newbie Question

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-09-01 00:43:03 CEST

On Sep 1, 2006, at 00:29, Ernest L. Williams Jr. wrote:

> On Thu, 2006-08-31 at 12:05 -0500, Andrew Melo wrote:
>> Ernest L. Williams Jr. wrote:
>>> That also does not work:
>>> [williams@ics-srv-phy1 svn-xaldev]$ svn switch --relocate svn
>>> +ssh://tap@ics-srv01/sns/ADE/svnTop/svnroot/xaldev/trunk svn
>>> +ssh://tap@ics-srv01/sns/ADE/svnTop/svnroot/xaldev/trunk
>>> tap@ics-srv01's password:
>> You will want to replace 'tap@ics-srv01' in the second trunk with
>> your
>> own username. the ssh layer is trying to use 'tap' as the
>> username, if
>> you replace it with yours, you should get access.
> Thanks for your help. Finally it works. :)
> Are you not surprised that SVN has two commands to perform this
> operation where as CVS only required one?

Which two commands? Which operation?

> I am trying to get used to the complexity of SVN when it comes to a
> multi-user collaborative project. CVS has many disadvantages but
> command syntax, execution, and basic administration seemed easier.
> Although, I have been using CVS for a long time so my bias is showing.

I still haven't understood why you're having to do this at all. Why
are you reusing someone else's working copy? Everybody should have
their own working copy in which they do their work.

The svn command syntax was modeled on the cvs command syntax, with
the notable exception of the way branches and tags are handled. Is
there anything in particular you're having difficulty with? I haven't
used CVS but many here have and should be able to help you make the
transition. There's also a section "Subversion for CVS users" in the
book which you should probably read if you haven't already. It's at

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