[OS X TeX] svnX and Leopard [OT]

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Fri Jun 20 11:14:32 EDT 2008

At 2:38 PM -0700 6/19/08, David Watson wrote:
>Would it be possible for you to try opening a (bash) Terminal and running:
>     eval `ssh-agent -s`
>     open -a svnX
>and then try connecting? This will use the built-in ssh-agent in Mac 
>OS X, and possibly it will pass along the proper credentials.

This still brought up the error once svnX tries to access the repository.

>I noticed that SSH Agent weblog hasn't been updated since 2006, if 
>that is what you are using.
>Maybe the build in ssh-agent will work better?

I think this is the source of the problem, but as far as I know, I'm 
using the built-in ssh-agent. I did try to use SSH Agent once before 
I discovered that 10.5 has one built in. I suspect that the problem 
might arise from that initial use. Is there some hidden file or 
preference that SSH Agent creates that svnX looks for? I checked for 
a .MacOS/environment.plist which is sometime implicated in these 
sorts of problems, but none exists on this account.

>My thoughts are that the ssh credentials aren't being passed from 
>your client to the server.
>It would be helpful if svnX allowed you to specify ssh to run with 
>the -vvv option, for diagnosis of problems with your connection.

Yes, unfortunately it doesn't.

Thanks for your help, David.

>As always, good luck.
>   David Watson
>On Thursday, June 19, 2008, at 10:37AM, "Alan Munn" <amunn at msu.edu> wrote:
>>At 8:27 PM -0500 6/16/08, David Watson wrote:
>>>If the problem has something to do with the interaction with the old
>>>svnserve, then Alan will still need to fix the problem on the server
>>>end, no matter which client he uses.
>>>    David
>>Hi David, you're right, but that's my problem, and what I really
>>don't understand. The svnserve command is issued by, and runs on the
>>server, no? So my authorized keys entry for the new Mac should have
>>command="/usr/local/bin/svnserve -t"  <rest of public key>
>>This is exactly what I have for the other two machines (so my
>>server's authorized keys has three entries like this.) It also has
>>three entries without the command part for regular ssh access.
>  >The following things work:
>>svnX access from the old machines (using sshagent for the keys)
>>ssh access from the terminal for all three machines
>>svn access from the terminal from all three machines
>>Here's what doesn't work:
>>svnX access from the new machine.
>>I'm really stumped. Hopefully the spinning out of control of this
>>thread won't distract from actually solving my problem....
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