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Re: svnserve command not found while tortoisesvn communicates

From: Barry Gershenfeld <barry_g_at_zmicro.com>
Date: 2006-10-03 21:37:59 CEST

This is actually a problem with svn, so you'd get better advice on the svn

> I have svn on linux and tortoise client on windows. In the svn on linux
> I checked the svnserve command path
>MACCIUS-08:~ redegg$ which svnserve
>This path is available in profile of bourne shell.
>However when the tortoise windows communicate it says error could not
>wrote to output etc.
>I tried to simulate what the client does in the svn- linux box itself
>through the following
>MACCIUS-08:~ redegg$ svn list
>bash: line 1: svnserve: command not found
>svn: Connection closed unexpectedly

Note that the error about svnserve happens during the ssh session. So it
isn't your bash shell giving the error but rather the shell at the other
end of the ssh connection.

>It appears as is evident it is not able to locate the svnserve command and
>it appears to be the problem I am not able to connect to subversion
>through trotoise.

svnserve is supposed to already be running on the server when you connect
to it (thus, it's a daemon). Though I believe in most installations, when
you connect over ssh, the daemon xinetd causes svnserve to run. Same
idea. So you need to have your sysadmin set up svnserve properly.

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Received on Tue Oct 3 21:40:57 2006

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