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On Mar 27, 2009, at 22:32, Maruf Khan wrote:
> Hi Mr. Schmidt:
> Thank you for your quick reply. I have followed your suggestion to
> make a fresh install of Wordpress 2.71 with subversion.
> From our non-subversion wordpress, our web developer removed all
> the files, that she worked on for our intranet and deleted all the
> Wordpress files except the following:
> .htaccess, wp-config, wp-content, phpmyadmin, htmal and forum. She
> removed them to her workstation's Dreamweaver folder.
> Next, I have created a directory called "svn" at /var
> Var#mkdir dvn
> #sudo svnadmin create /var/svn/repos
> #adduser svn
> It asked for password, I gave the name webadmin, our intranet web
> developer and the administrator.
> #chown -R svn.svan svn
> At the very last line, I added two users for the servers( webadmin,
> administrator): svn: x: 1004: administrator webadmin
> Next it asked to check with vigr -s:
> www-data*:: administrator, webadmin
> svn: !:: administrator, webadmin
You do not need to create a repository with "svnadmin create", you do
not need to add a system user. You just need to check out a working
copy, as per my original recommendations, and the online
documentation I referred you to.
> Next I configured the apache2 server on our Ubuntu server for
> subversion. I applied special lines for "Access via WebDav" on our
> apache2/sites-enabled/000-default file. I created a user/group
> called 'svn"
> and gave requisite ownership and permission.
> <location /svn/repos>
> DAV svn
> SVNPath /var/svn/repos
> AuthType Basic
> AuthName "Subversion Repository"
> AuthUserFile /etc/pacahe2/passwords
> Require valid-users
> I have also added our web developer and the administrator by
> #sudo htpasswd -c /etc/apache2/passwords webadmin (same way for
> the administrator)
> #sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/svn/repos
> #sudo chmod -R g+ws /var/svn/repos
You do not need to serve any repository, with apache or otherwise.
You just need to check out a working copy from the repository where
the Wordpress source code is being hosted.
> I have then gone to our www folder where our wordpress was
> installed previously, applied the following command:
> Svn co http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/tags/2.7 . It filled in
> with all the Wordpress files. At the end it said that "Checked out
> external at revision 105811. Checked out revision 10848".
> Then I realized that this is a newer version. So, I applied the
> command for the new stable version (with the switch command):
> Svn sw http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/tags/2.7 . It also
> filled out wordpress files and at the end of the lines, it said
> that "Updated to revision 10848."
If you checked out tag 2.7 as you said you did, then subsequently
switching to tag 2.7 should be irrelevant and not have any effect.
> I then applied the svn repository url: http://10.100.100.116/svn/rpos
> ( for some reason, the server name, UWSF-116, was not resolved,
> even though I inserted a line, ServerName UWSF-116 on apache 2.conf
> and 000-default. Do you have any suggestion on this?)
> It asked for login credential . I used 'webadmin' with the
> password. Then it opened a page which says that "Revision 0/:
> Powered by subversion ( a link to the subversion website). Attached
> is a screenshot
You don't need to do anything with any local Subversion repository.
> NOW MY QUESTION IS HOW DOES THE ABOVE PAGE FIT INTO THE SUBVERSION
> MECHANISM FOR WORDPRESS. THE WEBDEVELOPER WANTED SUBVERSION SO THAT
> OUR INTRANET WORDPRESS WHEN NEED TO BE UPDATED WILL BE DONE
> AUTOMATICALLY WITHOUT MOVING THE EXISTING FILES ETC, JUST AS THE
> WINDOWS SERVICE PACK ARE INSTALLED.
> SO, DOES SHE HAVE TO TRANSFER MANUALLY ANY FILE TO THE ABOVER URL
> PAGE, OR IT WILL BE DONE AUTOMATICALLY. WHAT ELSE NEED BE DONE BY
> HER WHEN A NEW VERSION OF WORDPRESS APPEARS ON THE HORIZON.
> WHAT I AM MISSING IS THE LINK BETWEEN THE svn FOLDER I HAE CREATED
> ON APACHE SERVER AND HOW IT FITS INTO THE WORDPRESS I HAVE
> DOWNLOADED WITH SVN AND HOW IT WILL BE UPDATED.
> I would appreciate your reply on this as I am new in this and my
> project (to have the Intranet up and running) is due at the end of
> March. If you see that I have made some mistake in my configuration
> as described above, please feel free to point it out to me.
> Many, many thanks.
The online instructions I referred you to explain how to update to
the new version of the code, depending on whether you're following
trunk or following specific tags. You should direct further questions
that are specific to how to update a Wordpress installation with
Subversion to the developers of Wordpress. I personally have not set
up Wordpress so I'm not well-equipped to help you with these questions.
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Received on 2009-03-28 09:15:21 CET