Eclipse and Subversion (was Re: rebuild world)

Frank Schima macsforever2000 at
Thu Sep 11 08:03:04 PDT 2008

Here's my details:

Mac OS X 10.5.4 (Intel)
Eclipse 3.4.0I20080607-2000
Subclipse 1.4.4
Subversion Client Adapter 1.5.1

in MacPorts:
   subversion @1.5.2_1+bash_completion+tools (active)
   subversion-javahlbindings @1.5.2_0 (active)
   subversion-perlbindings @1.5.2_0 (active)

Note that I just now installed the subversion-perlbindings and it did  
not change anything for me.

I see now that the "Subversion Native Library Adapter (JavaHL) 1.5.2"  
available to me in Eclipse is not installed. When I try to install it  
I get the following error:

Cannot complete the request.  See the details.
Format error in file: /tmp/p2Encoding31489.opb.

That file does not exist in my tmp directory. Any ideas how to get  
this plug-in installed?


On Sep 11, 2008, at 7:56 AM, Jay Sachs wrote:

> Just to add some more data points. First, "it works for me". I'm  
> runing OS/X 10.5.4, Eclipse 3.4.0I20080607-2000, Subclipse 1.4.2,  
> Subversion Client Adapter  1.5.1, Subversion Native Library Adapter  
> 1.5.1. Via MacPorts, I have installed:
>  subversion @1.5.1_0 (active)
>  subversion-javahlbindings @1.5.1_0 (active)
>  subversion-perlbindings @1.5.2_0 (active)
> Subversion and the javahlbindings were installed on August 1 (almost  
> certainly after an immediately preceding `port sync`).
> What are the differences you guys might notice between your systems  
> and this?
> On Sep 10, 2008, at 12:24 PM, Troy Daley wrote:
>> I have 2 options in the "SVN interface" section under Preferences- 
>> >Team->SVN:
>> JavaHL (JNI) Not Available
>> SVNKit (Pure Java) SVNKit v1.2..0.4710
>> Generally, the JavaHL option works better for me (it is faster),  
>> however as you can see it's "Not Available"  So I use the SVNKit  
>> option, which I believe is an optional plugin under the subclipse  
>> plugin.  If you look at the update site 
>> update_1.4.x there is an "SVNKit Adapter BETA (optional)" option.   
>> Seems to work, but it's slow for me.
>> Hope that helps, and sorry for the eclipse clutter in the macports  
>> list.
>> troy
>> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 10:46 AM, Frank Schima <macsforever2000 at 
>> > wrote:
>> Hi Troy,
>> On Sep 10, 2008, at 7:15 AM, Troy Daley wrote:
>> I'm using eclipse with subclipse (the Subversion plugin).  There is  
>> an option to use JavaHL bindings (macports port subversion- 
>> javahlbindings) to call out to the subversion client on your  
>> machine, rather than use the pure java client which we've had speed  
>> issues with.  Normally, the plugin will detect JavaHL and present  
>> it as an option.  This used to work for me, but it stopped working  
>> some time ago as I updated subversion and subversion- 
>> javahlbindings.  While svn works fine from the command line, and  
>> all of the expected libraries are present and in the correct place  
>> for the subversion-javahlbindings project, it still doesn't work.
>> I spoke to the subclipse maintainer and he agreed that everything  
>> appears to be in the correct place, but it looks like the subclipse  
>> code is having problems loading those libraries.  He hyphothisised  
>> that it may be due to dependency issues with the bindings package.   
>> Now it so happens that I went through force removed inactive  
>> packages and I wondered if I had broken something.  So I just  
>> wanted to go back through and rebuild everything to guarentee that  
>> dependencies weren't an issue, which is why I was asking about a  
>> sanity check or a rebuild world command.
>> I doubt that this is a macports issue at all, and I don't expect  
>> this list to help me with eclipse issues, which is why I didn't  
>> elaborate in my previous email.  I was just hoping to rule out  
>> macports as an issue in this case.
>> FWIW, I am also using Eclipse with the subclipse plug-in and the  
>> MacPorts version of subversion (with subversion-javahlbindings). I  
>> have the exact same problem with it - and I also just use the  
>> command line. So I don't think anything is wrong with your MacPorts  
>> setup, but I do think that something may be wrong the subversion- 
>> javahlbindings port.
>> I'm curious that you mentioned using the pure Java client. In the  
>> Eclipse preferences, under Team->SVN I am not able to select any  
>> client in the popup menu - it is active but there is nothing to  
>> choose! Is that not true for you?
>> Cheers!
>> Frank
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