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Source Control Errors - Client is Too Old

JamesGreen.8031JamesGreen.8031 GBMember ✭✭
edited May 2014 in General

Hi All,

Yesterday I updated my default install of SVN on my MacBook to version 1.8.0 from 1.6.0. I've just started to put together my first Xamarin solution and I keep getting errors like this:

MonoDevelop.VersionControl.Subversion.SubversionException: This client is too old to work with the working copy at
'' (format 31).
You need to get a newer Subversion client. For more details, see

I'm can only assume that Xamarin has it's own local instance of SVN and it's not relying on the OSX default SVN. How do I go about fixing this?

I'm not actually using the source control features of Xamarin as I have SmartSVN installed in order to manage the commits/checkouts/updates.

This problem actually makes Xamarin very difficult to use as every menu click or context menu option produces an error and throws up a dialog with the error details and a stack trace so for now I've had to disable source control globally but I would still like to get this issue fixed.




  • joeyngjoeyng USMember

    hi findjammer, have you found the solution to that, I'm in the same boat. Thanks

  • JamesGreen.8031JamesGreen.8031 GBMember ✭✭

    Hi Joeyng,

    Yeah I stopped using the built in version control altogether. Annoying and probably not the answer you want but I couldn't find a solution.


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