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Re: emacs + subversion + newbie = trouble ??


From: Patrick Drechsler
Subject: Re: emacs + subversion + newbie = trouble ??
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 17:24:14 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/23.0.0 (gnu/linux)

William Case <address@hidden> writes:

> I want to use emacs as my text editor with subversion.  How do I set it
> up and get started?  What has to be in my ~/.emacs, what mode am I
> looking for?
>
> I think I have done my due diligence with subversion tutorials,
> emacswiki, emacs info, man etc. yet I find myself sitting here looking
> at a blank emacs frame, scratching my head and saying to myself "What
> button do I push first?".
>
> So, please, someone help me at the most basic level get started using
> subversion + emacs .

I normally do the initial import and first checkout from the command
line. Here is a short instruction (just replace all ssh stuff with
file:// if your server and client are on the same machine):

,----
| *** Setting up a SVN repository and importing files:
| 
|      Example of putting my "texmf-local" tree under svn (replace the term
|      "texmf-local" with your directory of choice):
| 
|      1. Create a SVN repository: i.e. on server (=golem):
|       :cd /media/data1/mysvn_reps
|       :mkdir texmf_local
|       :cd texmf_local
|       :svnadmin create /media/data1/mysvn_reps/texmf_local
|       Now the following directories and files will be created:
|       :conf  dav  db  format  hooks  locks  README.txt
|      2. Make a copy of original:
|       :cd /usr/local/texlive
|       :cp -rf texmf-local texmf-local.original
|      3. Delete original:
|       :rm -rf texmf-local
|      4. Create svn directories (on client):
|       :mkdir -p texmf-local/branches
|       :mkdir -p texmf-local/tags
|       :mkdir -p texmf-local/trunk
|      5. Copy original to trunk:
|       :cp -rf texmf-local.original/* texmf-local/trunk/
|      6. Import your repository from client (=trurl) to server (=golem); this
|         might take a while:
|       :cd texmf-local
|       :svn import /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local 
svn+ssh://address@hidden/media/data1/mysvn_reps/texmf-local -m "initial import"
|      7. Remove the original:
|       :cd ..
|       :rm -rf texmf-local
|      8. Checkout the complete repository type: 
|       :svn checkout 
svn+ssh://address@hidden/media/data1/mysvn_reps/texmf-local/trunk texmf-local
`----


Once you have a working copy and open a file with emacs you'll see a
SVN version number in emacs modeline.

,----
| Emacs interface to svn (VC-mode):
| 
|     - `C-x v v': take appropriate action (ie update)
|     - `C-x v d': open dired buffer in VC-mode
`----

You'll find further usefull info in the Emacs help. Entering: 

C-h i d m Emacs RET m Version TAB RET

brings you here:

(info "(emacs)Version Control")

HTH

Patrick
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