Welcome back to part 2 of my Subversion install series. What we are going to go over is developing the right structure for the repository, importing a website, updating a website, then testing and deploying the website using some of Subversion’s command sets. There were some road blocks along the way and I will talk about that as well as some other thoughts about the process. After that I’ll talk about what’s next but first let’s setup and deploy some code.
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Subversion Install Swankiness Part I
Here we go with the newly decided first part of my Subversion install series. I decided to break it up into smaller chunks of articles as the first part really is the installation/setup part and the second is the integration/deploying part. So with this first part we’re gonna talk about downloading, verification, repository setup, and Apache integration. I’ll make it short and sweet as possible but grab a cup of joe so we can get started.
When figuring out how I should download Subversion, I weighed many options. I could either grab the source from their website at Tigris or install from Ubuntu’s repository. The hardcore geek in me wanted to compile from source, but I really wanted to roll out the software quick so I can focus on the blog code. Also updates trickle down from Ubuntu with relative automation, so I went with acquiring the binary from Ubuntu. It really makes sense to knock out the binaries for tools surrounding a project and focus on source for project related code. Why waste your time setting up a utility when it’s the poject you should be working on?