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Feb 12, 2008, 11:24 PM
I'm having problems getting started with using Subversion. I have it installed (version 1.4.4) and it works perfectly from the command line. I created a repository in a subdirectory of my Documents folder, and imported a dummy directory.

The thing is, I want to use a GUI. I've tried both svnX and RapidSVN, and for both of them, whenever I try to do anything (list a repository, checkout, etc.), I got an error along the lines of:
Error: Error while updating filelist (Unknown hostname '')

What's wrong?

Feb 12, 2008, 11:34 PM
Are you getting another error message below that one? Did you try googling (http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Error+while+updating+filelist%22+svn) the error message?

Feb 12, 2008, 11:42 PM
No other errors are displayed, and none of the Google posts seem to help - they all seem to be about accessing remote repositories, not one on the current computer. I do want to note that the quotes in the error message I posted are actually in the real error and weren't added by me.