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Error in extracting the author information while migrating project svn to bitbucket.

Rohan Suroshi May 30, 2016


I am new to bitbucket. I want to Migrate my project from SVN to bitbucket. I am taking help from following link:

I am having problem in prepare stage. While creating authors file, I am running following command:

java -jar svn-migration-scripts.jar authors <My SVN repository-url> [<My SVN username> [<My SVN password>]].

But I am getting followng error:

svn: E220001: Item is not readable
Could not communicate with Subversion: check the URL of the repository, the username and the password are all valid
Error written to /tmp/error-script-1554981439875119661.txt

And error-script-errornumber.txt contains ParseError at [row,col]:[3,1]
Message: XML document structures must start and end within the same entity.
at scales.xml.XmlPull$class.pumpEvent(PullIterator.scala:167)
at scales.xml.XmlPulls$$anon$1.pumpEvent(XmlPull.scala:118)
at scales.xml.XmlPull$
at scales.xml.XmlPulls$$anon$
at scales.xml.XmlPulls$$anon$
at scales.utils.IterateeImplicits$$anon$2.apply(Iteratees.scala:35)
at scales.utils.IterateeImplicits$$anon$2.apply(Iteratees.scala:29)
at scalaz.IterV$class.apply(Iteratee.scala:14)
at scalaz.IterV$Cont$$anon$2.apply(Iteratee.scala:55)
at scales.utils.Iteratees$ResumableIterIterator.<init>(Iteratees.scala:198)
at scales.utils.Iteratees$class.withIter(Iteratees.scala:216)
at scales.utils.package$.withIter(package.scala:3)
at scales.xml.PullIteratees$Iterate.<init>(PullIteratees.scala:178)
at scales.xml.PullIteratees$class.iterate(PullIteratees.scala:202)
at scales.xml.package$.iterate(package.scala:3)
at scales.xml.PullIteratees$class.iterate(PullIteratees.scala:172)
at scales.xml.package$.iterate(package.scala:3)
at com.atlassian.svn2git.Authors$.parseUserXml(Authors.scala:151)
at com.atlassian.svn2git.Authors$$anonfun$5.apply(Authors.scala:137)
at com.atlassian.svn2git.Authors$$anonfun$5.apply(Authors.scala:136)
at scala.sys.process.ProcessBuilderImpl$Simple$$anonfun$3.apply$mcV$sp(ProcessBuilderImpl.scala:73)
at scala.sys.process.ProcessImpl$Spawn$$anon$

I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Kindly help me!

2 answers

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Same here :|... and - which is worse - having a look into ... it seems Atlassian has given up any support to it, nor?


@Rohan Suroshi: Have you ever opened a bug to this - I mean not in their Bitbucket server issues but directly at their support side?

Rohan Suroshi Jul 25, 2016

Hey @Ingo-Stefan Schilling, I solved the issue couple of weeks back but forgot to post the answer. We have to make changes in svnserve.conf (and in related authz and passw files if necessary). You can follow this link: or any other svn setup tutorial for instructions. One mistake I was doing that I was trying to setup new svn server on my local machine and give read permission, which is wrong. Our project administrator gave read permission to my project and other problem solved.

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John Lawlor Mar 02, 2017

I have the same problem.. did you ever find an answer? It seems to be ignoring the svn credentials. I can connect to svn on the command line, but I get a credentials error when I use the tool

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