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SilverStripe and Subversion

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Community Member, 33 Posts

29 March 2007 at 3:36pm

In an effort to keep track of changes to the web sites on my server, I have started to use Subversion. On exisiting sites I have imported the site to a subversion repository, renamed the website folder (just in case) and then did a checkout of the site to a new folder with the old name.

This is working for the majority of sites I have (including a couple of Joomla! sites). However, when I do a checkout of a SilverStripe site, I am required to do a re-install by SilverStripe. As I am not sure if that will upset my site, I have been reluctant to do so, and have reverted to the backup copy in the meantime.

Any ideas about why I cant just do a check out and have everything working the way it was originally?

Ken Lomax


Forum Moderator, 628 Posts

29 March 2007 at 8:06pm

keep the index.php and install.php files out of the picture, and ensure your mysite/_config.php is at the point it has your correct mysql username/password.

or are you doing that already? :P


Community Member, 33 Posts

31 March 2007 at 5:59pm

Found the problem.

Svn had not copied the .htaccess file into the repository. When I restored it everything came right, even with the index and install files present.

I have done a "svn add" and it has now put the .htaccess file into the repository.