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ID #333

Do you provide SVN?

Applies to: Grid System

Yes, we provide svn.

To create a new repository, login as your shell user and type:

svnadmin create /myrepo

where /myrepo is the path to your repository. Do not create your repository in the web-accessible tree under /htdocs, for you will be using ssh to access your files, not http.

Now, you may manage your version-controlled files remotely with the svn command. Here is an example of a checkout command:

svn checkout svn+ssh://@shell.modwest.com/myrepo

again, where /myrepo is the path you gave above and is your shell username.

As with cvs, if you need multiple users that can access your svn repository with different credentials, just contact us.

Since you are connecting to svn over ssh, the system will prompt for a password with each operation. If you would like to avoid this, you may authenticate with public/private keypairs. For the time being, keypairs only work for the admin shell user; extra users will have to type their password or cache it on their client software.


Last update: 2010-10-03 13:16
Author: FAQ Admin
Revision: 1.2

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Comment of Anonymous:
If you're looking for a good resource on SVN:
http://svnbook.red-bean.com/

If you're looking for a windows solution:
http://tortoisesvn.net/

The following FAQ can provide some assistance in setting up TortoiseSVN:
http://tortoisesvn.net/ssh_howto

Added at: 2006-10-17 12:07

Comment of Anonymous:
Unless you are using key pair authentication or using something like ssh-agent to manage your ssh logins, you will have to enter your password three times for many svn operations.

To set up keypair authentication and avoid excessive password typing, see http://www.modwest.com/help/kb20-90.html
Added at: 2008-02-28 09:48