Here is how to set up Subversion for a user with a username of
1. Log on to moons or trucks
svnadmin create --fs-type fsfs svnrepository
this will create $HOME/svnrepository.
--fs-type fsfs means that the repository will use the fsfs backend rather than the Berkley DB backend which too often gets corrupted. Also, the Berkley DB backend simply cannot be used on a remote fileserver like NFS.
Refer to the SVN book
(http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.7/svn-book.html#svn.ref.svnadmin.c.create) for more details.
pwd to show the full path to your home directory. For the example user
compton this will show:
2. On your home machine you can then do
svn checkout svn+ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/nfs/student/c/compton/svnrepository
That will check out your SVN repository via SSH.
3. To import your existing files from your local machine type
svn import <dir_to_import>
4. Group access to a repository
If a group needs to be allowed access to a repository, execute the following commands:
chgrp -R <groupname> <svnrepository>
chmod -R g+rw <svnrepository>
For more information about SVN usage, please refer to the free online book Version Control with Subversion .