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Unable to connect TSVN to local or remote servers, can connect with a web browser and IDEA

From: Dave Merrill <enigment_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 05:43:22 -0700 (PDT)

Hi folks, and apologies in advance if I'm being thick. I'm writing as a TSVN
user, not a developer, but I've posted to the users list without much
success, and this is about the pre-release version.

I have local TSVN and Visual SVN Server installs that have been running fine
for multiple years, running 1.6-something for a while. Hadn't done anything
with them for some time, went to commit some changes, and Tortoise said
"Unable to connect to repository at URL [..] Options of [...] could not
connect to server at [...]". No authentication prompt, just that msg. I do
see overlay icons in Windows explorer, and I can check for modifications, so
the client itself seems to be working, it just can't connect. (Don't think
it needs to talk to the repository to show icons or check for changes.)

Connecting to my local subversion server with firefox prompted me for login,
as it should, then worked fine. Tried connecting to
http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/spamassassin/trunk/, just to hit something
besides my own server, again fine in firefox (no login prompt), same failure
in TSVN. Tried a local file URL in TSVN, same result. Did a checkout from my
local repository using the SVN support in IDEA over https, no problem.
However, there's an error msg in the Commit dlg that the working copy is at
SVNKit 1.4, and I need to upgrade the version in IDEA for correct operation.

Cleared both the URL history and Authentication data from the TSVN Saved
Settings panel. Tried temporarily shutting off Win7 UAC, windows firewall,
and antivirus. Tried using localhost and urls instead of my
machine name, username_at_repository_url, and explicitly specifiying :443 in
the url, none of which I'd ever done before. General > Subversion >
Subversion configuration file has only comments in it. No proxy settings in
Network. This is my personal laptop at home, no corporate policies or forced
proxies in play.

Tried upgrading to the latest version of VisualSVN, which now contains
Subversion 1.6.17. Tried upgrading to the TSNV 1.7 pre-release, specifically
1.6.99, Build 21923 - 64 Bit, same results with local and remote servers.
Uninstalled TSVN completely, including manually deleting everything in
C:\Users\{me}\AppData\Roaming\Subversion, reinstalled TSVN 1.7, re-ran
installation doing Repair the second time (not sure if that's still needed
or not).

Looked in the Windows event log, nothing that seemed relevant. This is
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.


- Am I correct that TSVN 1.7 *should* connect to 1.6 servers and

- Is anyone aware of major problems in that area?

- Where might I find logs or other info about what went wrong, other than
the system event log?

- Any other theories of what might prevent TSVN from connecting to a *local*
repository, at both html and file urls, and to an anonymously accessible
remote url, given the things I've tried? Keep in mind that I installed 1.7
only after this problem appeared with 1.6.

I'm at my wit's end. I've spent hours getting nowhere. If anyone has any
ideas of other things to try or look at, I'd appreciate it very much.



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Received on 2011-09-07 14:59:00 CEST

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