# RE: contains unsupported hostname msg when importing

From: Guido Anzuoni <guido.anzuoni_at_kyneste.com>
Date: 2004-09-14 17:17:55 CEST

RFC stands for Request For Comment. Here some infos http://www.rfc-editor.org/
The docs I referenced can be found at http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2396.txt and http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1738.txt.
They basically define the syntax of url depending on the scheme (http, file, ftp etc.)

If you could substitute path/to/repos with the real path and tell where you created the repository with svnadmin it could simplify everything

Guido.

-----Original Message-----
From: VonCannon, Lee [mailto:Lee.VonCannon@baesystems.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 4:59 PM
To: Guido Anzuoni
Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: RE: contains unsupported hostname msg when importing

Ok,
I have tried installing cygwin and using it instead of the command line tool. I still get the same errors. Just so you have an idea of the things that I have tried, I listed a small subset of them. None of them work as you can see. Any suggestions? Oh, and what is RFC 1738 and RFC 2396 anyway?

Thanks,
Lee

LVonCannon@DAVIS /cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/LVonCannon/My Documents/Subv
ersion
$svn import ./tmp/project file:///path/to/repos -m "initial import" svn: Unable to open an ra_local session to URL svn: Unable to open repository 'file:///path/to/repos' LVonCannon@DAVIS /cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/LVonCannon/My Documents/Subv ersion$ svn import ./tmp/project file://./path/to/repos -m "initial import"
svn: Unable to open an ra_local session to URL
svn: Local URL 'file://./path/to/repos' contains unsupported hostname

LVonCannon@DAVIS /cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/LVonCannon/My Documents/Subv
ersion
$svn import ./tmp/project file:///./path/to/repos -m "initial import" svn: Unable to open an ra_local session to URL svn: Unable to open repository 'file:///./path/to/repos' LVonCannon@DAVIS /cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/LVonCannon/My Documents/Subv ersion$ svn import ./tmp/project file:///C:/path/to/repos -m "initial import"
svn: Unable to open an ra_local session to URL
svn: Unable to open repository 'file:///C:/path/to/repos'

LVonCannon@DAVIS /cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/LVonCannon/My Documents/Subv
ersion
$svn import ./tmp/project "file:///C|/path/to/repos" -m "initial import" svn: URL 'file:///C|/path/to/repos' is not properly URI-encoded LVonCannon@DAVIS /cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/LVonCannon/My Documents/Subv ersion$ svn import ./tmp/project "file:///C:/Documents and Settings/LVonCannon/My Doc
uments/Subversion/path/to/repos" -m "initial import"
svn: URL 'file:///C:/Documents and Settings/LVonCannon/My Documents/Subversion/p
ath/to/repos' is not properly URI-encoded

LVonCannon@DAVIS /cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/LVonCannon/My Documents/Subv
ersion
\$ svn import ./tmp/project file:///"C:/Documents and Settings/LVonCannon/My Doc
uments/Subversion/path/to/repos" -m "initial import"
svn: URL 'file:///C:/Documents and Settings/LVonCannon/My Documents/Subversion/p
ath/to/repos' is not properly URI-encoded

From: Guido Anzuoni [mailto:guido.anzuoni@kyneste.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 2:55 AM
To: VonCannon, Lee; users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: RE: contains unsupported hostname msg when importing

It seem that the url is wrong.
The general url syntax for file scheme is:
file:///<file system path>
On windows platform is:
file:///<drive letter>:/dir1/dir2....
On unix
file:///dir1/dir2....

I have seen many post for troubles caused by incorrect url syntax..
I suggest the reading of RFC 1738 and RFC 2396.

Guido.
-----Original Message-----
From: VonCannon, Lee [mailto:Lee.VonCannon@baesystems.com]
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 11:29 PM
To: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: contains unsupported hostname msg when importing
Hey,
I am new to subversion and I have only used cvs a little in the past so sorry if the answer to my question is obvious. I am using Win XP and I am working from the command line. I have read the first two chapters in the book and I am trying to get through the Quick Start part. This is what I have done so far:

I first created a \path\to directory in a Subversion folder on my C: drive (note: The Quick Start page in the book does not say to do this, but it needs to be done, so it might be a good idea to add that step to the book)

I then typed:

I then created the directories (tmp\project\branches, tmp\project\trunk, tmp\project\tags) and files that were suggested by the Quick Start.

The problem happens when I type this:

C:\...\Subversion>svn import .\tmp\project file://./path/to/repos -m "initial import"

I get this back:

svn: Unable to open an ra_local session to URL
svn: Local URL 'file://./path/to/repos' contains unsupported hostname

Again, I apologize if this is an obvious question. I have tried many ways to type that command but nothing seems to work.

Thanks,
Lee

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