I have created an SVN app, a web domain and linked them together. I can see the repo(sitory) via the domain. I configured Dreamweaver to use the repo and successfully checked in two HTML files.

I accessed the webapps/svn dir via putty looking for my two HTML files. No sign of them.

I really wanted my files to be under 'trunk' so I tried (via putty) to create this sub dir using 'svn mkdir trunk'. I got a response of "svn: '.' is not a working copy". In fact, I get this response from all the svn commands.

I can see the repo from Tortoise via its Repository Browser, and I can see my two files. I created a sub dir (folder) called trunk using this Repo Browser. This worked and the trunk dir is visible from Tortoise and via the web domain (but not from Dreamweaver???).

So what am I doing wrong?
Should I be able to see my files/dir on the unix machine?
Why do I get a failure "not a working copy"?

Any help much appreciated

asked 07 Aug '11, 07:16

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The repository uses a non-human-readable format for storing your files. You won't be able to access them directly via SSH, only via an SVN client such as Tortoise.

You can't run "svn mkdir trunk" by just SSHing in your account and changing to the SVN directory - you need to specify the correct URL scheme. If you want to do this from the shell, it could be "file:///home/user/webapps/svnapp" (replace user and svnapp with your actual username and name of SVN app).

I'm not sure why your repo isn't visible from DreamWeaver, perhaps it's a matter of configurating the paths correctly.

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answered 07 Aug '11, 08:13

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