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Re: initial import problem

From: Eric Brown <ecbrow1_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-02-24 18:45:31 CET

Yes, I am. The repository directive has full recursive read/write access as well. Thanks for the input.

Ryan Bloom <rbloom@gmail.com> wrote:
Are you running the svn import command on the same machine that is
running the subversion server? If you use a file:// url, then you
must be on the same machine, because that is using direct file access,
instead of going through a server process like svnserve or httpd.

The only time I have ever seen this error, is if svn really couldn't
access the repository through the url I provided. Since you have
already created the repository using svnadmin create, you could try
just doing "svn ls repository_url", to see if you can access the


On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 07:16:16 -0800 (PST), Eric Brown wrote:
> Hello-
> I'm a version control newbie here, stuck on a step here. I've created my
> repository, and it's located in /usr/local/repository. my project is in
> /project, and I have the necessary trunk, branch, and tags subfolders in
> there. Even have a few dummy files I'd like to test out. My problem starts
> when I run:
> svn import /project file:///usr/local/repository -m "initial import"
> I get the following error message:
> unable to open an ra_local session to URL
> unable to open repository file:///usr/local/repository
> I tried an svn --version to see if I have the ra_local module, (which I do),
> and I've tried importing from different locations(from project, and from the
> repos). Didn't find much info when I googled it, and didn't see anything
> specific when I looked through the book. I'm thinking it may be in my
> httpd.conf file, but I didn't see anything related. Would like to know if
> this is something newbs run across. Thanks.
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Received on Thu Feb 24 18:51:43 2005

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