Error in the Appendix A of the SVN Book

Alex Zavatone zav at
Wed Sep 10 15:15:12 CDT 2008

Failure in the instructions of the quickstart.  Tested on a mac G5  
under OS X 10.5.4.

Text from pg 325 and from


Subversion stores all versioned data in a central repository. To  
begin, create a new repository:

$ svnadmin create /path/to/repos
$ ls /path/to/repos


The "svnadmin create /path/to/repos" command will fail if that  
directory does not already exist.  This took me forever to find out.
The book needs an explanation of what to do if the create command fails.

- Alex Zavatone

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