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Re: Cannot access or download from google code repository

From: Mike Dixon <michael.dixon_at_denovosoftware.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 12:30:12 -0800

Brandt Mackay wrote:
> This is what has been happening every time I download from the SVN on
> Google Code:
> *What browser (or hg/svn client) are you using? On what operating system?*
> Rapid SVN, Smart SVN, Synchro SVN and Tortoise SVN. Tried on both Windows
> XP and Windows 7
> *What steps will reproduce the problem?*
> Step 1.Download and install any SVN program
> Step 2.Go to the google code source checkout
> Step 3.Insert the SVN checkout code in SVN program
> and where you want to download it to.

Hi Brandt,

It's possible that it's a problem with your firewall or connection, but
  this is my guess (since I've done this myself a couple of times):

You went to the page on Google Code that gives you the command to use to
check out the project, and copy-pasted the path into your GUI-style SVN
client. The problem is, what GCode gives you is something like this:

   svn checkout http://proj.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ proj-read-only

Which is correct... for the svn command-line program, "svn". But what
you pasted into the GUI was something like this:

   http://proj.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ proj-read-only
The catch is this space here ----------^

That's not a typo; when you're using the command-line svn, it's the
delimiter between the real checkout path and the local location that you
want to checkout to, when you're sending it to the command-line svn app.

What your GUI client is looking for is just the path, ie:


Of course, it's entirely possible that it's actually your firewall or
something, and that I'm the only one ever to make this mistake, and now
everyone's going to laugh at me. :)

Received on 2010-01-28 21:31:10 CET

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