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Re: Trying to build SVN 1.5 on Ubuntu

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2008 13:02:16 +0200

On Sat, Jun 07, 2008 at 04:17:18PM -0500, Robert Dailey wrote:
> I think I'm going to need a little bit more help on setting up this
> server. As I said, I'm trying to tunnel through SSH into SVN. I'm reading
> the following guide:
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.0/ch06s03.html
> My repository is located on my server at this location:
> /svn_root/svn/personal
> I put the following in my /svn_root/svn/personal/conf/svnserve.conf:
> [tunnels]
> ssh = ssh
> I then went to the command line and typed in this:
> svnserve -tr /svn_root
> The command line then became inaccessible, I guess that means the server
> is running. So, To test, I went to a windows machine on my LAN and
> attempted to access the server repository I just setup using TortoiseSVN's
> Repo Browser window. I used this URL:
> svn+ssh://
> However, the window remained frozen waiting for a connection. I had to
> physically close the window through task manager since I could not cancel
> the operation normally. This lead me to believe the server is not working.

First thing you need to check before trying anything else:
Does SSH work at all? Are you being logged in to the server when you do this?


> So, as a last resort, I went here:
> http://www.subversionary.org/howto/setting-up-a-subversion-server-on-ubuntu-gutsy-gibbon-server
> I followed the steps, creating the 'svn' account and such, and at the end
> I was able to do a checkout ON the server using 'svn', however, when I
> went to that same windows machine and tried to connect to my server and
> view the repository, it froze again. What am I doing wrong? Why can I not
> use the command line after initiating svnserve (without pressing CTRL+C)?
> Help is appreciated.

That guide looks OK. Maybe there's a firewall between you and the
server ( that blocks your SSH connection attempts?


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