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Old 12-01-2009, 11:25 PM   #1
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svn: Can't connect to host '': Invalid argument

I had a working subversion client and a checked out tree ... until I upgraded.

Now when I try to svn update I get the message
svn Can't connect to host '': Invalid argument

In fact it seems to happen no matter what svn command that needs to access the server I use, whether the server exists or not.

I have another machine with svn installed side by side with this machine, and it is working fine.

Both are running version 1.6.6.

If I type svn co svn://zzz on the machine with the working svn (where 'zzz' does not exist), it says
svn: Unknown hostname 'zzz'

However the broken machine says
svn: Can't connect to host 'zzz': Invalid argument

I reinstalled subversion and libsvn0 and it did not help. I compared the libsvn* files in /usr/bin on the two machines and they are identical.

I don't know how to fix it
Old 12-02-2009, 05:47 PM   #2
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Check your aliases and . files in your home directory to ensure that none of them are effecting your use of svn.


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