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What is the best way of installing a new module via SVN?


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1 April 2010 at 9:31am Community Member, 130 Posts

I've recently started using SVN as version control for our new Silverstripe. Unfortunately I'm a bit of a n00b when it comes to SVN and want to make sure I'm doing things properly so I don't cause myself more problems further down the line.

For a kick off I'm trying to work out how to add a new module via SVN install of just downloading the tar.gz file and extracting directly into the file system.

For example I'd like to install the User Forms module:

What commands (or Tortoise options) should I use to install this to a /userforms/ directory in my working copy?

Thanks in advance



1 April 2010 at 9:37am 4085 Posts

I'm not sure about Tortoise, but what I do is keep only my "mysite" directory in my local copy, so it can have its own repository. Modules I check out right on the server. That way I can update them all asynchronously from the rest of my code.

svn co the_module_directory_you_want


1 April 2010 at 10:19am Community Member, 130 Posts

Thanks for that Uncle Cheese.