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<h3>Subversion Read/Write Access</h3>

If you want to be able to commit things to Subversion, first contribute some
stuff to show you are serious.  Then, very nicely ask <a
href="mailto:andersen@codepoet.org">Erik Andersen</a> if he will set you up
with an commit access to the Subversion repository.  To access Subversion, you
will want to add the following to set up your environment:

<p>

To obtain commit access, you will need to demonstrate you are serious by
submitting a few good patches first.  Then, you will need to select a username
to use when committing changes to SVN, you will need to send me the username
you have selected, you must send me your preferred contact email address, and
finally, you must send me an ssh version 2 DSA key with 1024 bits (the default)
or more.  If you do not currently have an ssh version 2 DSA key, you can
generate a key using the command<pre>ssh-keygen -t dsa</pre>  This will
create the files <pre>/home/&lt;USERNAME&gt;/ssh/id_dsa
/home/&lt;USERNAME&gt;/.ssh/id_dsa.pub</pre>  
It is recommended that you generate a key with a "passphrase" for security reasons.

<p>
Make the file known to the system by running

<pre>ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_dsa</pre>

You must then send the content of 'id_dsa.pub' to me so I can setup your account.  
The content of 'id_dsa' should of course be kept secret.

<p>

Note that if you would prefer to keep your communications with me
private, you can encrypt your email using my
<a href="http://www.codepoet.org/andersen/erik/gpg.asc">public key</a>.

<p>

Once you are setup with an account, you will need to use your account to
checkout a copy of buildroot from Subversion:

<pre>
svn list svn+ssh://username@svn.uclibc.org/svn/trunk/buildroot</pre>
<br>
It goes without saying you must change <em>username</em> to your own
username...
<p>

You can then enter the newly checked out buildroot directory, make changes, check
your changes, diff your changes, revert your changes, and and commit your
changes usine commands such as:

<pre>
svn diff
svn status
svn revert
svn commit</pre>

<p>

For additional detail on how to use Subversion, please visit the
<a href="http://subversion.tigris.org/">the Subversion website</a>.
You might also want to read online or buy a copy of <a
href="http://svnbook.red-bean.com/">the Subversion Book</a>...


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