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Re: emacs + subversion + newbie = trouble ??


From: William Case
Subject: Re: emacs + subversion + newbie = trouble ??
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 12:57:48 -0400

Thanks Patrick:

That's all I needed.  I see were it is going and what I have to do.
If something doesn't work for me, at least I have an idea of where to
look.

I sincerely appreciate the time you took to answer my question.  Sorry
for the top posting but there wasn't a "thank you" reference point in
the text of the message. 

On Wed, 2007-03-21 at 17:24 +0100, Patrick Drechsler wrote:
> 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
-- 
Regards Bill





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