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Is it the whole trunk/branches/tags thing? If so, for a personal repository, you don't have to follow that. In my personal svn repository I use a two level base directory - the first is a major project category such as "java", "php", "r", etc. The second level is usually my Eclipse project name.
I only use the trunk/branches/tags for formal work projects.
Maneesh Godbole wrote:I find the SVN folder structure very confusing!
As others have said, you don't *have* to use the whole branches/tags/trunk model. With SVN you can do whatever you like.
And you can change your mind.
I agree that the famous Red Bean book's coverage of this topic leaves a lot to be desired. But as a package, SVN is really better than CVS. Well worth the time to understand the basics.
While the standard Ubuntu packages include SVN, both the client and server, and you can use it either directly or with the Apache plugin. However, the 9.04 Ubuntu libraries don't have the latest and greatest release of SVN, so if you are having problems with merge, you should upgrade. 9.10 has SVN 1.6.5, which is current enough to just use.