[OS X TeX] svnX and Leopard [OT]

David Watson dewatson at mac.com
Mon Jun 16 20:17:47 EDT 2008

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

Did you copy the above? Because "tcsh" would be more sensible than  
This leads me to believe that for some reason svnX is using tcsh as  
the default shell, which you may or may not have set the proper paths  
for in your .tcshrc or .cshrc files, since bash has been the default  
shell for a while now.

> 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.
> Alan

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