>>>>> "Gregory" == Gregory Garretson <gregory_at_garretson.info> writes:
Gregory> I'm just getting started with Subversion, so please pardon
Gregory> this low-level question. I've read the Subversion book,
Gregory> which is generally excellent, but it has caused me to be
Gregory> confused about how to set up a project.
Gregory> In Chapter 5 on "Repository Administration", the book talks
Gregory> about the virtual filesystem in which data is stored. Then
Gregory> it goes on to discuss "directory hierarchies within the
Gregory> repositories themselves", and how you might want to set up
Gregory> your repository, with trunk, branch, and tags
Gregory> directories. What is not made clear is whether these are (a)
Gregory> directories in the svn virtual filesystem, or (b)
Gregory> directories in the actual OS filesystem (prior to checkout).
Gregory> If they are intended to be directories in the virtual
Gregory> filesystem, there is no dicussion of how to go about
Gregory> creating them. Going back to Chapter 2, "Basic Usage", there
Gregory> is a section called "Recommended repository layout", which
Gregory> is a summary of what is said in Chapter 5 and sends you back
Gregory> there for further information. Then it goes on to tell you
Gregory> how to do a checkout, which presupposes that the repository
Gregory> has already been set up. There is a section on importing
Gregory> into a repository, but it doesn't respect the
Gregory> trunk-branches-tags advice given in the following section,
Gregory> so it's hard to see how those relate to each other.
Gregory> So, as briefly as I can phrase it, here is my question: What
Gregory> is the proper way to create from scratch an svn project
Gregory> using the trunk-branches-tags setup?
Here's a sample sequence:
[pkoning_at_pkoning-laptop tmp]$ svnadmin create test
[pkoning_at_pkoning-laptop tmp]$ svn co file:///tmp/test test2
Checked out revision 0.
[pkoning_at_pkoning-laptop tmp]$ cd test2
[pkoning_at_pkoning-laptop test2]$ svn mkdir trunk tags branches
[pkoning_at_pkoning-laptop test2]$ svn ci -m "initial structure"
Committed revision 1.
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Received on 2008-04-11 17:05:27 CEST