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Help needed, cannot set up an SVN repository [message #47130] Mon, 08 June 2009 03:47 Go to next message
Marc Chamberlin is currently offline Marc ChamberlinFriend
Messages: 27
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Ok I admit I am lost.. An since this is my first attempt to set up a
connection from Eclipse to an SVN repository, I guess I am not surprised
either.....

Anywise I will try to recreate the steps I took and perhaps some kind
guru will lead me to the light...

I am using Eclipse/Ganymede or from the Help>About menu it is described as -

Eclipse Platform

Version: 3.4.2
Build id: M20090211-1700

have updated it with all that the built in update tool would provide and
am running under Linux/SuSE11.1

I followed the instructions (as best as I could understand them...) at

http://www.eclipse.org/subversive/documentation/gettingStart ed/aboutSubversive/install.php

and added the site -

http://download.eclipse.org/technology/subversive/0.7/update -site/

to the list of available software sources. From the Subversive Site >
Subversive SVN Team Provider Sources (Incubation) I selected

Subversive SVN Team Provider and the Subversive SVN JDT Ignore
Extensions packages and installed them.

This DID NOT install a group called Subversive SVN Connectors as implied
in the above mentioned instructions but I went back to the internet site
for which I am trying to reach their repository and found an alternate
set of instructions. So I added two more sites in the Software Updates
and Add-ons by first going to the website -

http://www.polarion.com/products/svn/subversive.php?src=ecli pseproject

and from there (I guessed because I am using GANYMEDE Eclipse, so based
on the name...) that I should install the following two site URLs -
http://www.polarion.org/projects/subversive/download/eclipse /2.0/ganymede-site/

http://www.polarion.org/projects/subversive/download/integra tions/ganymede-site/

and then I took another guess and installed everything under the
subgroup called Subversive SVN Connectors. The Subversive Getting
Started instructions are very unclear at this point on what should be
installed but the examples shown imply that one just selects all of the
connectors so I selected the whole group of them.

All of this seemed to go pretty well. So next I attempted to set up an
actual connection to an SVN repository. I am trying to get the source
code for a project called JWebMail and I was also following their
installation instructions found at

http://jwebmail.sourceforge.net/jwebmail-guide.html

Step 5 says - "After Eclipse restarts, use pulldown menu File / Import
and import from Subversion. Enter URL of
https://jwebmail.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/jwebmail/trunk and no
other details (unless you're a team developer). If it craps out, restart
Eclipse and retry... or it could be a bad Internet connection to
Sourceforge.

Well it crapped out, I restarted Eclipse several times and always get
the following error messages -

First it complains that The repository location root URL refers to one
of resources configured as a structure node. And it asks me - Do you
wish to normalize URL by cutting its last segment off? Regardless of
whether I answer this Yes or No, or manually remove the /trunk from the
above mentioned URL, I get another error saying that the Validate
Repository Location operation failed with the following hint -

SVN: '0x00400006: Validate Repository Location' operation finished with
error: Selected SVN connector library is not available or cannot be loaded.
If you selected native JavaHL connector, please check if binaries are
available or install and select pure Java Subversion connector from the
plug-in connectors update site.
If connectors already installed then you can change the selected one at:
Window->Preferences->Team->SVN->SVN Client.
Selected SVN connector library is not available or cannot be loaded.
If you selected native JavaHL connector, please check if binaries are
available or install and select pure Java Subversion connector from the
plug-in connectors update site.
If connectors already installed then you can change the selected one at:
Window->Preferences->Team->SVN->SVN Client.

This does not seem to be saying that the repository location is invalid,
rather it is complaining about the Selected SVN connector and tells me
to select one by going to Window->Preferences->Team->SVN->SVN Client. So
I did and yes there appears to be a list selector called SVN Connector
but NOTHING can be selected!

As I said, I am now lost in the dark... Dunno what an SVN connector
really is, how to tell if they got installed properly (appears they
didn't would be my guess), which one I should be using IF I was able to
select one (would have guessed again...) nor what I might have done
wrong....

I tried to uninstall all of these plugins, so as to try an retry from
the beginning, but no matter how I try I get another error message saying -

Cannot find a solution satisfying the following requirements
org.eclipse.swt [3.4.0.v3448f].

So I can neither go forwards, nor backwards.. I am stuck as they say....

Appreciate any help offered, and thanks in advance...


Marc...
Re: Help needed, cannot set up an SVN repository [message #47365 is a reply to message #47130] Mon, 15 June 2009 08:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Igor Burilo is currently offline Igor BuriloFriend
Messages: 435
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hello Marc,

I agree that Subversive installation process seems a little complicated.
The problem is that you installed connectors from the incorrect site.

Here are instructions how to install latest Subversive:
1. Install SVN Team Provider
Update site:
http://download.eclipse.org/technology/subversive/0.7/update -site/
Or
Archived update site:
http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/download.php?file=/technolo gy/subversive/0.7/builds/Subversive-incubation-0.7.8.I200905 06-1500.zip

2. Install SVN Connectors
Update site:
http://www.polarion.org/projects/subversive/download/eclipse /2.0/update-site/
Or
Archived update site:
http://community.polarion.com/projects/subversive/download/e clipse/2.0/builds/Subversive-connectors-2.2.0.I20090505-1500 .zip

I recommend you here not install both JavaHL connectors (JavaHL 1.6 and
JavaHL 1.5), choose only one of them, because you will have problems with
it.

3. As a result you should have connectors in SVN Connectors list.

> Ok I admit I am lost.. An since this is my first attempt to set up a
> connection from Eclipse to an SVN repository, I guess I am not surprised
> either.....
>
> Anywise I will try to recreate the steps I took and perhaps some kind
> guru will lead me to the light...
>
> I am using Eclipse/Ganymede or from the Help>About menu it is described
> as -
>
> Eclipse Platform
>
> Version: 3.4.2
> Build id: M20090211-1700
>
> have updated it with all that the built in update tool would provide and
> am running under Linux/SuSE11.1
>
> I followed the instructions (as best as I could understand them...) at
>
> http://www.eclipse.org/subversive/documentation/gettingStart ed/aboutSubversive/install.php
>
> and added the site -
>
> http://download.eclipse.org/technology/subversive/0.7/update -site/
>
> to the list of available software sources. From the Subversive Site >
> Subversive SVN Team Provider Sources (Incubation) I selected
>
> Subversive SVN Team Provider and the Subversive SVN JDT Ignore
> Extensions packages and installed them.
>
> This DID NOT install a group called Subversive SVN Connectors as implied
> in the above mentioned instructions but I went back to the internet site
> for which I am trying to reach their repository and found an alternate
> set of instructions. So I added two more sites in the Software Updates
> and Add-ons by first going to the website -
>
> http://www.polarion.com/products/svn/subversive.php?src=ecli pseproject
>
> and from there (I guessed because I am using GANYMEDE Eclipse, so based
> on the name...) that I should install the following two site URLs -
> http://www.polarion.org/projects/subversive/download/eclipse /2.0/ganymede-site/
>
> http://www.polarion.org/projects/subversive/download/integra tions/ganymede-site/
>
> and then I took another guess and installed everything under the
> subgroup called Subversive SVN Connectors. The Subversive Getting
> Started instructions are very unclear at this point on what should be
> installed but the examples shown imply that one just selects all of the
> connectors so I selected the whole group of them.
>
> All of this seemed to go pretty well. So next I attempted to set up an
> actual connection to an SVN repository. I am trying to get the source
> code for a project called JWebMail and I was also following their
> installation instructions found at
>
> http://jwebmail.sourceforge.net/jwebmail-guide.html
>
> Step 5 says - "After Eclipse restarts, use pulldown menu File / Import
> and import from Subversion. Enter URL of
> https://jwebmail.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/jwebmail/trunk and no
> other details (unless you're a team developer). If it craps out, restart
> Eclipse and retry... or it could be a bad Internet connection to
> Sourceforge.
>
> Well it crapped out, I restarted Eclipse several times and always get
> the following error messages -
>
> First it complains that The repository location root URL refers to one
> of resources configured as a structure node. And it asks me - Do you
> wish to normalize URL by cutting its last segment off? Regardless of
> whether I answer this Yes or No, or manually remove the /trunk from the
> above mentioned URL, I get another error saying that the Validate
> Repository Location operation failed with the following hint -
>
> SVN: '0x00400006: Validate Repository Location' operation finished with
> error: Selected SVN connector library is not available or cannot be
> loaded.
> If you selected native JavaHL connector, please check if binaries are
> available or install and select pure Java Subversion connector from the
> plug-in connectors update site.
> If connectors already installed then you can change the selected one at:
> Window->Preferences->Team->SVN->SVN Client.
> Selected SVN connector library is not available or cannot be loaded.
> If you selected native JavaHL connector, please check if binaries are
> available or install and select pure Java Subversion connector from the
> plug-in connectors update site.
> If connectors already installed then you can change the selected one at:
> Window->Preferences->Team->SVN->SVN Client.
>
> This does not seem to be saying that the repository location is invalid,
> rather it is complaining about the Selected SVN connector and tells me
> to select one by going to Window->Preferences->Team->SVN->SVN Client. So
> I did and yes there appears to be a list selector called SVN Connector
> but NOTHING can be selected!
>
> As I said, I am now lost in the dark... Dunno what an SVN connector
> really is, how to tell if they got installed properly (appears they
> didn't would be my guess), which one I should be using IF I was able to
> select one (would have guessed again...) nor what I might have done
> wrong....
>
> I tried to uninstall all of these plugins, so as to try an retry from
> the beginning, but no matter how I try I get another error message
> saying -
>
> Cannot find a solution satisfying the following requirements
> org.eclipse.swt [3.4.0.v3448f].
>
> So I can neither go forwards, nor backwards.. I am stuck as they say....
>
> Appreciate any help offered, and thanks in advance...
>
>
> Marc...
>
>
Re: Help needed, cannot set up an SVN repository [message #483505 is a reply to message #47130] Tue, 01 September 2009 19:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: daniel.thibault.drdc-rddc.gc.ca

My problem is similar to Marc Chamberlin's, so I thought I would re-start
this thread.

I am using Eclipse/Galileo (Version: 3.5.0) under Windows XP Pro (SP3).

I am trying to reach, as a test case, the SVN repository at
http://subclipse.tigris.org/svn/subclipse/

I tried it out using Firefox 3.5, and that worked fine with a user name
of "guest" and a password of " " (a single blank).

In Eclipse, I invoked Help: Install New Software... and told it to ork
with http://download.eclipse.org/technology/subversive/0.7/weekly -site/

I selected Subversive SVN Team Provide Plugin (Incubation) : Subversive
SVN Team Provider (Incubation) 0.7.8.I20090808-1900 and that installed fine.
After an Eclipse restart, the SVN plug-in detected the absence of any
connectors and brought up a list of such. I chose the latest SVNKit one.
So far so good.

Now, in the SVN Repository Exploring perspective, I go to the SVN
Repositories view and select New Repository Location. I give it
http://subclipse.tigris.org/svn/subclipse/ as the URL, and specify User
"guest" and Password " ". I checked the Save Password box for good measure.
I then click Next (since Finish is not available) and wait for a long time
before a progress dialog appears. Nothing happens for a further while, and
then I get an error alert stating:

"Location information has been specified incorrectly.
svn: Connection reset.
svn: PROPFIND request failed on '/svn/subclipse"

What am I doing wrong?

Daniel U. Thibault
R & D pour la d
Re: Help needed, cannot set up an SVN repository [message #483702 is a reply to message #483505] Wed, 02 September 2009 15:56 Go to previous message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: daniel.thibault.drdc-rddc.gc.ca

> "Location information has been specified incorrectly.
> svn: Connection reset.
> svn: PROPFIND request failed on '/svn/subclipse"
>
> What am I doing wrong?

Never mind, this problem is caused by the corporate firewall. One must
either get the firewall to open the 3690 port, or go through a proxy server
if there is one.

Daniel U. Thibault
R & D pour la d
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