[OS X TeX] svnX and Leopard [OT]

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Mon Jun 16 20:50:29 EDT 2008

At 7:17 PM -0500 6/16/08, David Watson 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
>Did you copy the above? Because "tcsh" would be more sensible than "tchs".
>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.

No, that's a typo. It is tcsh in the actual error. Two (possibly 
relevant) facts. The default shell on the server is csh not bash, but 
on the client machine, the shell is bash.  But I don't know how svnX 
interacts with shells at all. There is no preference for setting that.


>>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.
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