Installing SVN

  1. For linux users, you will want to install the svn packages. For SuSE, installing the dev tools will install svn. If you did not install the dev tools, then insert your install CD and search around for the svn package. For Ubuntu and friends, there is an SVN package, install that.
  2. For Mac users, Do steps 1-3 on this page .
  3. For windows users, you will need both SVN and Tortoise . Then double click the svn installer ( go with the defaults - except at the end where it asks to make short cuts, dont! ) and then the Tortoise installer ( go with the defaults ). Then you need to do the following:
    1. Get to the environment variables editor by right clicking on my computer, then choosing properties, then advanced, then environmental variables.
    2. Then select new variable. The name of the variable should be SVN_SSH, and its value should be C:\\Program Files\\TortoiseSVN\\bin\\TortoisePlink.exe
  4. For all OS's, you can determine if you have a successfull install by typing svn at the command prompt. If you get a help message, then you are good to go. If you get a command not found or bad command message, then something went wrong.

Using SVN

  1. Now that you have SVN installed, you need a user account on my server. For now, we will assume the name of your account is myuser.
  2. To get a repository, type.... svn checkout svn+ssh:// that will get the cs201 repository. changing the command to cs203 will get the cs203 repository and so on.
  3. to request a user account, please visit me during my office hours so I can set you up with a password. I hate emailing pass words across a network.