Another subversion thread



I’m a complete idiot when it comes to subversion, so I need to ask a few questions to get me started in the right direction.

I need a repository of all the files that make up my web site, so that people can check out working copies of it and make changes.

I’m using the dreamhost panel to create my repository. What directory do I install it in? if my live website is, do I install it there? I tried this but it turns my working live site into a page that displays a list of files that are in the repository (of which there are none).

I tried installing a repository at and I tried adding all the files at, but got an error each time, and I’m not even sure this is the correct place for my repository.

I tried giving the repository url to TortoiseSVN, but it came back with an error saying the target machine refused the connection.

Could someone nudge me in the right direction?