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TortoiseSVN error- Can’t create tunnel

Posted on 2006-07-07
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When I start up TortoiseSVN repository browser I receive this message:

Can’t create tunnel: The system cannot find the file specified.

Does anyone know how to solve this error?

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Question by:jwright9
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by:cwwkie
ID: 17065334
It might be this: http://www.uwplatt.edu/csse/tools/subversion/subversion-help.html#messages

open the Settings menu, click on the Network icon, and make sure "SSH client" is set to the path for "TortoisePLink.exe"
(see also http://tortoisesvn.sourceforge.net/docs/release/TortoiseSVN_en/ch05s25.html#tsvn-DUG-settings-network)

If not, can you give some information about the repository you are trying to browse?
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by:jwright9
ID: 17070232
Well the repository I am trying to browse is on an Apple server.  I'm not sure what info about the repository you are looking for and how to query it in order to supply it.  Thanks.  

By the way the documentation you pointed me to is very good.
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by:cwwkie
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how does the url of the repository start?
For example it could be
    svn://
or
    svn+ssh://
or
    https://
....
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by:jwright9
ID: 17078467
Hi cwwkie,

It starts with svn+ssh://
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by:cwwkie
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Then I think it is related to the TortoisePLink.exe. Have you verified it exists, and appears correctly in the configuration?

and take a look at this: http://tortoisesvn.sourceforge.net/?q=node/5 (only the client parts)
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by:jwright9
ID: 17086276
I am actually using Putty Plink.exe.  Here is my command line in my Network tab box:

C:\Program Files\Putty\Plink.exe-batch Development
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by:cwwkie
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> C:\Program Files\Putty\Plink.exe-batch Development

If it is exactly as you type it here, the problem is probably a missing space between Plink.exe and -batch:
  C:\Program Files\Putty\Plink.exe -batch Development
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by:jwright9
ID: 17092308
Well the batch option only works if there is no space between the e and the -.   Strange.  The error occurs at the same place if I use the batch option or not.
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by:cwwkie
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Because the path contains spaces, you probably need to put quotes around it, and I think Development does not belong there.
  "C:\Program Files\Putty\Plink.exe" -batch
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by:jwright9
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When I used "C:\Program Files\Putty\Plink.exe"-batch
I now received this error message:

Error*Connection closed unexpectedly

with or without the -batch option
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cwwkie earned 125 total points
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the -batch makes sure it will not wait for user input.

> Error*Connection closed unexpectedly

Ok, then I think plink is executed correctly now, but something else is wrong.

asuming the url looks like this: svn+ssh://session_name/var/svn/project_name/, first test if you can use plink standalone. Start a command prompt, and type:
    c:
    cd "C:\Program Files\Putty"
    plink session_name
and look if you get connected to the server.
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by:jwright9
ID: 17170855
Thanks for your help cwwkie.

I figured it out.  I am using TortoisePlink.exe -2 -i  name_of_private_key_file.
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