Need a little help with version control
st.witt at gmx.net
Wed Feb 10 13:06:03 UTC 2021
Am 10.02.2021 um 11:34 schrieb list_email at icloud.com:
>> On Feb 9, 2021, at 5:16 AM, Stephan Witt <st.witt at gmx.net> wrote:
>> Am 09.02.2021 um 13:01 schrieb list_email at icloud.com:
>>> I’m trying to learn version control (SVN) with LyX on macOS. I have a little past experience with SVn in another context and I’m in Chapter 2 of the book at svnbook.red-bean.com as a refresher. I am the only person who will access the repository which is on my own computer.
>>> I have set up new repository and imported three files, a LyX document and two graphics files. (I am using a nice GUI app on the Mac). I can check out the LyX document, edit it, and commit. But what I can’t figure out is what is the LyX File -> Version Control -> Register item for? I think it wants to add the current LyX file, which is assumed to be not under version control, to the repository. But _what_ repository? I made a second LyX file named Registering.lyx and typed “Registering a document” into the dialog box. Then I get this message:
>>> Some problem occurred while running the command:
>>> 'ci -q -u -i -t-"Registering a document" "Registering.lyx"'.
>>> I think I am somehow am missing “Step 0” in setting things up.
>>> Thanks as always for any hints.
>> The problem with the "Register Item“ menu item is its missing cleverness. It assumes the RCS version control system. That’s why it is unusable with all other systems like SVN and GIT.
>> You have to register (add) it to your repository manually or with the help of your GUI. Later you’re able to work with the LyX version control features.
> Thanks, but still not working.
> I create a new repository on my computer, then import or add a LyX document. The new doc appears as expected in the repository. I checkout the file into a working copy and edit with LyX, then commit the changes, make comparisons, etc. with my SVN client. In other words, I believe that I can manage things with my SVN client as expected.
> However, I cannot get the built-in LyX functionality to work. When the working copy of the LyX file is open, none of the expected File -> Version Control -> menu items appear, only Register…. Also, most of the icons in the Version Control Toolbar become active—only Register and Insert Version Info do anything, the latter inserting “No version control.”
> The working copy that I checked out is apparently known as related to SVN because it has the .svn directory. Also (this is an update from my original post) when attempting the Regiser… action, I get a message
> Some problem occurred while running the command:
> 'svn add -q "Learning SVN in LyX.lyx”'.
> So LyX recognizes somehow the presence of SVN but is trying to perform an add operation on a file that is already in the repository.
> Clearly I am missing a basic step.
Ok, it would be better if I verify my statements sometimes.
I’ve checked it myself now and it works for me. See the log below:
13:59:54.564: Öffne Dokument ~/tmp/playground/Shortcuts-test2.lyx...
13:59:54.679: svn info "Shortcuts-test2.lyx"
13:59:54.693: svn: warning: W155010: The node '/Users/stephan/tmp/playground/Shortcuts-test2.lyx' was not found.
13:59:54.694: svn: E200009: Could not display info for all targets because some targets don't exist
13:59:54.705: Dokument ~/tmp/playground/Shortcuts-test2.lyx ist geöffnet.
13:59:54.706: (file-open: ⌃O)support/Systemcall.cpp (276): Systemcall: 'svn info "Shortcuts-test2.lyx"' finished with exit code 1
14:00:07.860: svn proplist "Shortcuts-test2.lyx"
14:00:07.877: svn: warning: W200005: '/Users/stephan/tmp/playground/Shortcuts-test2.lyx' is not under version control
14:00:07.877: svn: E200009: Could not display properties of all targets because some targets are not versioned
14:00:07.878: svn: E200009: Illegal target for the requested operation
support/Systemcall.cpp (276): Systemcall: 'svn proplist "Shortcuts-test2.lyx"' finished with exit code 1
14:00:16.886: svn add -q "Shortcuts-test2.lyx"
14:00:16.984: svn info "Shortcuts-test2.lyx"
14:00:17.007: svn proplist "Shortcuts-test2.lyx"
14:00:17.024: Dokument ~/tmp/playground/Shortcuts-test2.lyx neu geladen.
1. The working environment is LyX-184.108.40.206 and svn binary in path (verify it in terminal).
2. You may check and possibly update your LyX app.
3. You may activate the status message pane and redo the register VC command.
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