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Subversion client for Linux needed

Joe Harry
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Guys,

Can anyone refer me soeme good open source subversion client for Ubuntu? I find it hard to commit or add the files without those window s type of color differentiation on the folders. Are there any good ones to use for Linux?


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Joe Harry
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Moreover I often keep getting the following error everytime I modify something and try to commit it to my repository:



What could be the cause of it?
Joe Harry
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Facing hell a lot of problems when having my subversion repository in my external HDD. I frequently keep getting such errors as described in the above post. So need to find a better location. May be Source Forge.

But still another question would be to know any good open source svn client for Linux which is as good as the Tortoise SVN client.
Tim Holloway
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The obvious answer to you question as stated would be "apt-get install svn". But in actuality, it's pretty plain that what your really want isn't a Subversion client, you want a Desktop GUI Subversion client. There may actually be a TortoiseSVN version for Linux, though. I'm not sure.

I use Eclipse with a plugin from tigris.org, so I get my graphical SVN interface as part of the IDE. You might check the tigris website and see if they have something suitable for general desktop use.

However, getting checksum errors on your repository isn't a problem that a better client is likely to fix. Either you've mangled the repository or your disk drive is about to blow out. I recommend running a disk-test utility such as badblks. And force an fsck for good measure.


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Pat Farrell
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Clearly you want a GUI svn client. If you are using Eclipse or Netbeans, there is one built in.
there are many others, go to the user help forums for your distro, Ubuntu, Mint, RedHat, etc. and they will have specific details.

There is also a svn-users mailing list that is a good resource. Its linked to on the main svn project page.
Joe Harry
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You guys got me right. I'm looking for an SVN GUI client.
Joachim Rohde
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You are looking for RabbitVCS.
Joe Harry
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Joachim Rohde wrote:You are looking for RabbitVCS.


Awesome. It was what I needed. Thanks a ton!
Joe Harry
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But really having hard times in getting it up and running. I just followed what is said in the RabbitVCS site but not able to get the Rabbit icon in the menu.
Joachim Rohde
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Hm... I can't remember exactly how I installed it, but I believe to remember, that I had to restart my system in order to let RabbitVCS show up.
Tim Holloway
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Joachim Rohde wrote:Hm... I can't remember exactly how I installed it, but I believe to remember, that I had to restart my system in order to let RabbitVCS show up.


That's a virtual admission that you're running Microsoft Windows. Windows DLL locking mechanism is infamous for causing "reboot fever" and the GUI is tightly bound to the OS, so the whole OS has to be recycled in such cases. Unix/Linux systems have a different locking mechanism that requires at worst a logout/login and usually not even that.

Any decent Windows installer is going to warn if a reboot is needed, and usually it allows you to defer reboot until it's convenient. Of course in the mean time, the new features won't be available, but you can't have everything.
Joachim Rohde
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I know that. But I was installing it on Ubuntu :-/
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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