Subversion For DummiesPosted: May 27, 2010
Currently at Intervate Cape Town I am looking after our Subversion source control (in fact I am doing a small presentation to the team tomorrow). Anyways I am by no means a Subversion guru, I only know enough to live with it in harmony.
However there are a few admin tasks I have to perform every now and then, which I tend to get vague on by the next time I have to do it. So this is my short reminder list of how to do these things.
Create a New Repository
I use the following structure for my project repositories
1. Create the repository root directory on Windows:
2. Create the Subversion repository. We use a single project per repository configuration. Nothing stops you from using multiple projects in a repository.
svnadmin create c:\svn_repositories\project_repository
3. Create the required sub-directories.
svn mkdir file:///c:/svn_repositories/project_repository/trunk -m “Initial setup”
… and so forth. Note the message is required, otherwise Subversion won’t commit.