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Trouble creating Working Copy on Mac

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:21 pm
by fshrking
I recently installed SVN client on my Mac Intel laptop. It has linked up with the Repository- no problems. But when trying to Add a Working Copy directory, it gives me an error-
"Directory not under version control".

Does anyone know why this is. Do I need to be root to create a working directory?


PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:48 pm
by sorin

You must add a directory in the Working Copy view with the action Add a Working Copy only if that directory is the root directory of a SVN working copy, that is that directory and all the subdirectories contain the SVN administrative data specific for a SVN working copy, usually in a subdirectory called .svn for each subdirectory of the working copy. Such a root directory of a SVN working copy is created with the action Check Out applied in a SVN client application like Syncro SVN Client to a SVN repository listed in the SVN Repository view. Just press the Check Out button from the toolbar of the Repository view or right click on Windows / Ctrl + click on Mac OS X on the SVN repository from which you want to create a working copy and select the action Check Out from the popup menu.


PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:02 pm
by fshrking
Thanks Sorin-
I didn't "Export" the Repository to my local drive. I had to that first.


Re: Trouble creating Working Copy on Mac

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:02 am
by jossi
Also on Mac OS X.

- Added an SVN repository
- Checked out the repository into a local folder
- When I try to add a working copy using the local folder that was checked out, I get the same error: "Directory not under version control".


It is working now, please dismiss