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RE: Unable to checkout a project I don;t have locally from svnserve using Subclipse or TortoiseSVN from outside my network

From: Robert Elliot <robert.elliot_at_dial.pipex.com>
Date: 2006-05-24 11:48:01 CEST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ulrich Eckhardt [mailto:eckhardt@satorlaser.com]
> Sent: 24 May 2006 10:22
> It's not exactly clear what you did and what happened, seeing the
> actual error
> messages would be beneficial, but I can guess one situation that might
> cause
> weird behaviour.

I never received an error message; both Subclipse and TortoiseSVN both
hung. I had to kill the Eclipse process to get Subclipse to stop,
though I was able to close the window on TortoiseSVN.

The exact sequence of events:
1) Installed Subversion on server, using svnserve on port 3690
2) Created new Eclipse project on workstation on local network
3) Using Subclipse on the workstation, added it to the repository on the
4) Using a laptop external to my network, with Eclipse & Subclipse,
browsed the repository on the server. Able to view the project, its
folders and files in the browser.
5) Attempted to check the project out onto the laptop. Subclipse
console shows the following command:

checkout -r HEAD svn://www.mydomain.org.uk/CodeRepository/testProject

and hangs. No error message. Had to kill the process tree.

I then tried the following:

1) Created another new project testProject2 on the laptop (so outside
the network)
2) Shared it to the repository using Subclipse over the internet. It
checked in fine.
3) Updated files, checked them in, reverted to previous versions - all
4) Deleted the project locally. Browsed the repository and attempted to
check testProject2 out of the repository again. Same problem as before.

I then installed Tortoise on the external machine, thinking it might be
a Subclipse issue. Right clicked on a folder and chose "SVN
Checkout...". Entered the url as
svn://<url>/CodeRepository/testProject2 and put in a local directory of
C:\testProject2. Clicked OK and agreed to create the C:\testProject2
folder. A window appears headed "testProject2 - TortoiseSVN
Checkout..." which is clearly meant to show a table with Action, Path
and Mime type fields - but nothing in it. It has a greyed out OK button
and an active Cancel button - but clicking Cancel does nothing. After a
long period of time I closed the window using the windows X.

> The problem arises when the server-name is different when accessing it
> from
> the local network and from outside. In that case, Subversion doesn't
> know
> that both are in fact the same machines and the same repositories and
> rightly
> refuses to check into one repository something that comes from another
> repository.

The server's local name is mydomain-server, and it's accessible over the
net at www.mydomain.org.uk.

Would that still be a problem if I was checking the project in for the
first time from outside the network as well as trying to check it out
from outside the network?

> There are two ways around this that I know of:
> 1. Use 'svn switch --relocate' to inform SVN of the 'moved'
> repository.
> 2. Use a virtual tunnel. This works by installing a tunnel from a port
> on your
> own machine to the port of the server. That way, for subversion it is
> always
> a repository on localhost but the tunnel redirects traffic to the real
> server
> via whatever transport is applicable.

Thanks very much, I'll give these a go when I get home.

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