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Re: Help Getting Started

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006d_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-10-27 05:09:33 CEST

On Oct 26, 2006, at 19:47, A. Alfred Ayache wrote:

> Well, I started svnserve in a DOS-box, under my one user on this
> workstation. So I have full admin rights.
> Is it possible I have different versions of client and server?
> Would that cause this sort of problem? Because it's complaining
> about the format file...

Yes, you can have different versions of server and client. No, it
shouldn't cause problems; 1.x servers and clients are guaranteed to
be reasonably compatible with each other. It might just be that some
newer features can't be used unless both server and client are the
new version. The complaint about the format file merely means that
Subversion cannot find it; this is the file Subversion tries to
locate to determine if a directory is a repository, that's all.

On Oct 26, 2006, at 20:42, Brad Bruce wrote:

>> On Oct 26, 2006, at 09:56, A. Alfred Ayache wrote:
>>> OK, I changed the svnserve startup to:
>>> C:\WINDOWS>svnserve -d -r file:///g:/svnrepo
>>> Then tried the import again:


>>> G:\>svn import e:\websites\cityfax\site svn://localhost/ -
>>> m"Original import"
>>> svn: Can't open file 'file:\\\g:\svnrepo\format': The filename,
>>> directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.


> Shouldn't C:\WINDOWS>svnserve -d -r file:///g:/svnrepo actually be
> C:\WINDOWS>svnserve -d -r g:\svnrepo

Yes, it should; good catch!

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