Yay! Having just discovered Subversion at work, I’ve now also installed it at home, along with TortoiseSVN.

Here’s what I did:

  1. Installed Subversion 1.4.6
  2. Installed TortoiseSVN 1.4.8
  3. Created local folder for storing repositories: H:svn
  4. Created Windows service for Subversion: sc create svn.local binpath= “”c:program filessubversionbinsvnserve.exe” –service –root H:svn” displayname= “Subversion” depend= Tcpip
  5. Used services.msc to start new Subversion service and set it to start automatically
  6. Create repository with svnadmin create –f-type fsfs gareth
  7. Created password for svnserve — see TortoiseSVN help section 3.2.4 for details
  8. Right-click desktop, select TortoiseSVN > Repo-browser, enter svn://localhost/svn/gareth
  9. Enter username and password, as created at step 7
  10. Create new folders and start importing data into the repository
  11. Er…
  12. That’s it!

Fun, fun, fun … really easy to setup and an invaluable tool. I really wish that I’d checked it out sooner.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

3 thoughts on “svn://localhost”

  1. I really don’t know, I’m quite the amateur when it comes to Subversion, but I would guess so so long as you have permissions for them to connect to your PC on the network.

    You can also integrate Subversion with Apache which might be an easier way for others to connect to your instance of SVN.

  2. Actually, yesterday I was trying to integrate it with Apache, in a shared hosting, but I can not run SSH commands on my hosting so I was looking for another solution.

    Thank you response!

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