Subversion: ERROR: Unable to determine version.


I am trying migration from SVN to STASH(Old version of Bit Bucket Server). When i try to verify using svn-migration-scripts.jar verify command i am getting the following error. Can some one help me to resolve this. I am using tortoise SVN client on my machine.


$ java -jar svn-migration-scripts.jar verify
svn-migration-scripts: using version 0.1.56bbc7f
Git: using version 1.9.5.msysgit.0
Subversion: ERROR: Unable to determine version.
git-svn: using version 1.9.5.msysgit.0

3 answers

Hi Venkata,

Can you confirm you are able to obtain the proper information when running "svn --version"?

I found another topic in which the user was getting a result similar to yours - please check it at For this case, running "export LANG=C" before executing the command helped having it running.


Gustavo Refosco

can you tell me how can i run "svn --version" command. When i run normal commad prompt in windows 7 it gives error C:\Users\User1>svn --version 'svn' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Hello Venkata,

You can also use SVN Mirror add-on in order to import your SVN projects into Stash. Here's the quick start guide on one-time import and git-svn mirror.



Hi Venkata,

It looks then your svn executable isn't set in your PATH. Since you mentioned it is installed on this server, it seems to be just a matter of setting it's executable location in your PATH environment variable. After setting this, please re-open the command prompt and confirm svn --version works.

You may refer to the first response on if you are unsure about how setting the PATH.


Gustavo Refosco

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