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I've moved my SVN repo from one host to another. The new host requires I commit by using svn+ssh:// instead of https:// like my previous host did.

One issue I can't escape is no matter what I do I get this error when I checkout or commit my changes:

To better debug SSH connection problems, remove the -q option from 'ssh' in the [tunnels] section of your Subversion configuration file.
Network connection closed unexpectedly

I've modified the config file located on my home drive and on the root area, I still get that message.

now odd enough, I was able to get the repo by using command line but if I use either gui tool i have on my linux box i get that message.

I'd HIGHLY prefer not having to commit by command-line, so if anyone can tell me how I remove that -q flag it seems to keep saying exists, it will make my day.

currently both config files have the value setup like so, let me know if its wrong:

ssh = $SVN_SSH ssh -o ControlMaster=no

I did it with both the # sign in placed and removed.

I'm out of ideas and need some insight.

Thanks in advanced.

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A very common reason for this error is that the svn URL is improperly formatted--like a missing username etc. What URL are you using in the new configuration? – ephsmith Aug 7 '12 at 0:56
the instructions was written for cli usage, so i took out the cli stuff like svn checkout --username=xxx and just used the svn+ssh:// url for the url. – Eman Aug 7 '12 at 1:11
I tested the same url on my windows machine, it works just fine, so now I'm stumped. I do 99% of my work on linux so it'll help if it works there too. – Eman Aug 7 '12 at 1:26
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I found out the gui tool i'm using has a known problem with that sort of svn connection, but I've noticed netbeans svn tool works, so I'll just use that until RabbitVCS resolves that longstanding bug.

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