Install RabbitVCS svn, git client on Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10/11.04

Overview

There are some cool interfaces for subversion control for windows however when it comes to desktop linux distros, you find very few that can match their windows counterpart like TortoiseSVN. RabbitVCS is one such client that comes with all the bells and whistles. Here is a post about installing it.

Install RabbitVCS svn, git client on Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10/11.04

First install some prerequisites.


$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install python-nautilus python-configobj python-gtk2 python-glade2 python-svn python-dbus python-dulwich subversion meld gconf-editor

Download the tarball, untar it and run the setup script


$ wget http://rabbitvcs.googlecode.com/files/rabbitvcs-0.15.2.tar.bz2
$ tar jxvf rabbitvcs-0.15.2.tar.bz2
$ cd rabbitvcs-0.15.2/
$ sudo python setup.py install --install-layout=deb

Still inside the rabbitvcs-0.15.2 directory, cd to the nautilus-3.0 under the clients directory and copy the RabbitVCS.py to the extensions dir


$ cd clients/nautilus-3.0
$ sudo cp RabbitVCS.py /usr/share/nautilus-python/extensions/

Logout and log back in. Now create a folder and right click on it to see the RabbitVCS menu, perform a checkout.

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In case you do not see that green check mark on the directory you just checked out on, perform these additional steps.

Search configuration editor and open it. Go to desktop->gnome->interface and check the box next to menus_have_icons.

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Logout and log back in to see the green, red icons.

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