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Re: [TSVN] [bug] unable to connect with wathever plink used

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-09-15 18:31:35 CEST

Emmanuel Coirier wrote:

> When trying to checkout some files from my perso repository with a fresh
> installation of the latest tortoisesvn, there was some strange problems :
> what you did :
> I right-clicked on "make happy me.. hahem.
> what you did :
> I clicked the checkout option, then enter
> svn+ssh://manu@
> then clicked "..." to browse the repository
> what you wanted to happen :
> I wanted my repository displayed correctly, like on others machines.
> what actually happened :
> I heard an error notification sound, and nothing else was displayed.
> Then I tried with the real plink, and an item showed me that the connection
> was closed unexpectedly.

That's expected.
TortoisePlink is a modified Plink version which doesn't pop up the
annoying shell window (DOS box). But by not showing the shell window,
error messages thrown by Plink aren't shown either.

> I have also PuTTY set up on the machine, with the default options set to
> "telnet" (I don't know why and I don't care). In this case, plink tried to
> connect with the telnet protocol (which is not running on the server), and
> the connection failed.
> So I have some suggestions :
> - display a message when tortoiseplink failed for whatever reason ;

As mentioned above, that's not possible without almost completely
rewriting Plink. TortoisePlink is just a slight modification of Plink,
and we like to keep it that way so we can keep up with new versions of
Plink without too much work.

> - add the -ssh option of plink (or do the modification in tortoiseplink that
> enable this option) in order to force the ssh protocol, or an option in the
> network option pane to select this feature ;

You don't need an option in the network pane. You can add the '-ssh' to
the path specifying plink/TortoisePlink like on the command line.

> - perhaps add (if possible) in a corner a debug feature to see exchanges
> between external programs and tortoisesvn, to quickly see where the problems
> are (I spent two hours to discover that it was a PuTTY problem...)

We only provide TortoisePlink for convenience. We don't really support
Plink - that's a different project.


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Received on Thu Sep 15 18:33:06 2005

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