emacs and svn?

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Mon Oct 31 02:17:07 UTC 2005

Oscar Wrote: 
> Hello everyone!


> I've run into a very strange problem - I've started using svn
> (subversion) to keep track on a project of mine, and I've been using
> emacs for editing the files.


> But since migrating to subversion, I can't open any file inside a
> folder downloaded with svn - and I can't find out why.

> This is what emacs says when I try to load a svn-downloaded file:


> Loading vc-svn (source)... eval-buffer:
> http://savannah.gnu.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/emacs/emacs/lisp/vc-svn.el is
> the new canonical location of vc-svn.el, in the FSF Emacs tree.



> Ok, that's probably a new URL for emacs to chew on - but why is it
> keeping me from editing a file with my favorite editor? 


> Oscar


I'm not sure.  The file came as part of the subversion package.

/var/lib/ldap$ dpkg -S vc-svn

subversion: /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/vc-svn.el

I simply added the following to my .emacs file

(add-to-list 'vc-handled-backends 'SVN)

And svn works fine from within emacs



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