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Re: Error checking out repository

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 18:33:19 +0200

Erin Girard-Hughes wrote:
> Hi,
> I am having trouble checking out a repository. The company I work for
> recently moved buildings and the server is still set up the same way.
> Originally I set up an FSFS repo on the server following these
> instructions:
> http://tortoisesvn.net/docs/release/TortoiseSVN_en/tsvn-repository.html#tsvn-repository-create-tortoisesvn
> Then I mapped the drive and used the following to check out:
> file:///Y:/SVNRepository
> I have mapped the drive the same way again, but this time when I try to
> check out I get the following error:
> Error: Unable to open an ra_local session to URL
> Error: Unable to open repository 'file:///Y:/SVNRepository'

This error indicates that there is no valid repository at that location.
Are you sure you have a repository in there and not in a subfolder?

> I can browse to the repository using windows explorer. I am new at this

If you can see your files in the windows explorer and not some db files,
then you don't have a repository there but a working copy. The windows
explorer can't show you the contents of a repository - it only knows
files, not what a subversion repository is.

> have really have no clue what I'm doing, so if you need more
> information, please let me know. I read the thread where someone said
> not to map the drive and pointed the person to the following:
> http://tortoisesvn.net/docs/release/TortoiseSVN_en/tsvn-serversetup-svnserve.html
> But, I don't see why I would have to do that if it was all working before.

Well, it may work for some time. But you could get into serious troubles
down the road. Just because you never had a problem with it doesn't mean
you never will. For multi-user access to a repository, we *strongly*
recommend setting up a server.


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Received on 2008-05-14 18:33:44 CEST

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