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Re: Repository Not Found with svn:ssh

From: Thomas Harold <tgh_at_tgharold.com>
Date: 2007-06-07 14:03:23 CEST

Jerome Benezech wrote:
> Hi All,
> I finally got to compile subversion 1.4.3 on a
> GNU/Linux server and now run into problems trying to
> access it.
> I am running subversion on a shared host so it is
> installed in my home directory and svnserve is started
> with my user account.

svn+ssh mode does not require svnserve to be running in daemon mode.
Instead, you can use the "command=" feature of SSH public keys to run it
in tunnel mode (the "-t" parameter). Using the "-r" parameter also
works well to shorten the URL. You'll need to edit the
~/.ssh/authorized_key files on your server to setup the command parameter.

(I create a special-purpose SSH key pair, just for use with SVN. Which
is necessary if you're doing "command=" tricks. Along with PuTTY's
Pageant it makes svn+ssh pretty seamless on Windows clients. )

You may also want to take a look at:


Or my super-abbreviated guide where I list the commands for setting up
SSH keys and repositories. It's written for use with FSVS, but since
FSVS uses SVN repositories for its storage, it still applies.


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Received on Thu Jun 7 14:04:04 2007

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