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Re: newbie has repository format problem

From: Thomas Harold <tgh_at_tgharold.com>
Date: 2007-06-21 05:15:14 CEST

Thomas John VanDrunen wrote:
> Then I attempted to checkout the project on my laptop (a Mac) through ssh:
> $ svn checkout svn+ssh://...
> svn: Expected format '3' of repository; found format '5'
> The version there is
> $ svn --version
> svn, version 1.4.4 (r25188)
> compiled Jun 14 2007, 14:23:02
> Can anyone tell me why this version 1.4.4 is expecting format 3, or what
> I can do about it?

Like Eric said, sounds like you have multiple copies of "svnserve" in
the PATH. We typically configure our ~/.ssh/authorized_keys files with
full paths for the commands, i.e.:

command="/usr/bin/svnserve -t -r

Which eliminates the chance that a malicious user could put another
(hacked) copy of svnserve in the PATH somewhere above /usr/bin.

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