updating wordpress svn with a mac

there is a very good document on doing SVN client on mac on this site "zigpress", but if you choose the command line tools option, you might encounter some tricky errors that took me a few hours to solve : when doing a diff on my wordpress event plugin after installing the command line option on my MAC OS 10.8.4 and specifiying the usr bin folder in the svnx preferences as illustrated below, I got the following errors


  • "svnx xcode-select filemerge no xcode folder is set"
    Answer  : in my case the solution was to use the  xcode-select tool to specify the usr bin folder : sudo xcode-select -switch /usr/bin
  • after sorting the stuff I tried the diff and the default diff tool, even though present in usr/bin, does not work :
    "xcrun: Error: failed to exec real xcrun. (No such file or directory)"
    Solution  : do as indicated on the zigpress : download and use textwrangler diff feature
1 reply
  1. svnX
    svnX says:

    Doing `sudo xcode-select -switch /usr/bin` is the WRONG answer.
    Installing Xcode is the RIGHT answer. (As noted in the tool tip for the FileMerge menu item.)

    Also, while I too prefer TextWrangler for Diff, FileMerge is still required for (3-way) interactive Subversion-conflict resolution.


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