[OS X TeX] svnX and Leopard [OT]

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Mon Jun 16 20:02:00 EDT 2008

At 3:47 PM -0500 6/16/08, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>On Jun 16, 2008, at 11:36 AM, Alan Munn wrote:
>>Hi, I sent the following to the subverion list, but noone replied, 
>>probably because it's too Mac specific.  Since I know some of us 
>>here use svn, perhaps someone here has encountered this problem and 
>>knows how to solve it.
>>I use svnX on Macs to access my repositories using svn+ssh. Now 
>>with a new machine running OS 10.5.3 I get the following error:
>>tchs: svnserve: Command not found
>>svn: Connection closed unexpectedly
>>I can access the repository from the command line, but not through 
>>the client.  I've set up a dsa key specifically for subversion, and 
>>added it to the authorized keys on the server machine. This works 
>>for two other Macs running 10.4.  (One these machines I use 
>>sshagent, but I understand this is not required on OS 10.5.
>>In the authorized keys file on the server side the key for 
>>subversion includes the prefix "command=/usr/local/bin/svnserve -t" 
>>Should this command  have a path that is to svnserve on the server 
>>side? (The server is running 10.4, so svn is in /usr/local/bin 
>>whereas svn is now part of OS 10.5, so on the client machine it's 
>>in /usr/bin.  Could this be a source of the problem?
>>Any help much appreciated.
>I'm pretty much a svn novice but have been using svnX with some 
>success. You might have to install the recommended svn binaries 
>obtained from <http://homepage.mac.com/martinott/> but again, note 
>my novice standing.

Hi Herb, I also have been using svnX successfully on two other Macs 
plus the server running Tiger. With Leopard, svn is already included 
in the system so I don't need to install binaries. Also, the problem 
doesn't seem to be with the svn binaries themselves, but with svnX 
and its svn+ssh tunnelling under Leopard, since I can use svn from 
the command line on the new Mac.


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