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Re: problem connecting to OS X hosts using svn+ssh

From: Dave Camp <dave_at_thinbits.com>
Date: 2005-02-25 07:20:09 CET

On Feb 24, 2005, at 12:56 PM, Zachary Pincus wrote:

> It's possible that when sshd on the remote OS X machine tries to run
> svnserve on your behalf, it can't find the executable. Perhaps it's in
> a nonstandard location? (see this email to the svn list:
> http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2004-10/1027.shtml )
> That said, sshd should be executing svnserve within a shell that
> should have access to your PATH variables -- right? So if you can use
> svnserve when logged in via ssh, sshd should be able to run it too.

No. sshd does not run the users ~/.bash* or ~/.tcsh* files when
executing a remote command. Those files are only run if the user is
logging in and starting an interactive shell. This has come up many
times on the list... it seems to bite many Mac users (myself included).

Depending on what your default shell is, you need to modify (or add)
the PATH variable in the following files (taken from an Xserve at

/etc/bashrc:export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin
/etc/csh.cshrc: setenv PATH "$PATH"":/usr/local/bin"
/etc/csh.login:setenv PATH


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