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How to get this SVN thing running...?


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17 May 2009 at 10:57pm (Last edited: 18 May 2009 5:14am), Community Member, 82 Posts


I've got SilverStripe v2.3.1 installed on my local webserver. Now I need v2.3.2 for the translation module. So I installed SVN.

I found the line "svn co SilverStripeSite" and don't know where to put that line. I also read the recommended chapter, but I'm still a f*** noob :-)

Can anybody help me? Thanks in advance!

Cheers, Mario


18 May 2009 at 1:53am Community Member, 126 Posts

i suppose you meant you need 2.3.2, not 2.3.1, right?

anyway, in case you're on windows, there's a nice svn client called 'tortoise svn'.
download it from
it's an extension to windows explorer, once installed, just right-click in your desired folder, select 'checkout', and type in the address of the silverstripe svn repository. just give it a try!


18 May 2009 at 5:19am Community Member, 82 Posts

Yes, that's exactly what I tried... But it doesn't work :-(

Either I get an error about a wrong URL -> "svn co SilverStripeSite" or I have to log in.

Do you know the URL, I have to type in or a link, where I can get it. Tried the search, but couldn't figure it out by myself :-(

Thanks in advance.

Cheers, Mario


18 May 2009 at 4:16pm Community Member, 215 Posts

That command is if you are using a command line to checkout the svn copy. But because you have downloaded a program to do it for you then you don't need to use the "svn co" commands, just the url which is


18 May 2009 at 8:00pm Community Member, 126 Posts

that's it, missed the svn command in the url...
once you got it running now, just a note if you're new to svn: you don't need to do the checkout every once again for new releases, just right-click and select 'update', and tortoise will show you which files have changed. love this svn stuff


19 May 2009 at 7:28am Community Member, 82 Posts

Woohoo! Works! Thanks a ton!