Opened 10 months ago

Closed 9 months ago

Last modified 9 months ago

#2693 closed help (fixed)

svn issue when using rosie on jasmin

Reported by: csteadman Owned by: ros
Component: MOSRS Keywords:
Cc: Platform: JASMIN
UM Version:



I'm having an issue when using rosie on JASMIN. I can launch rosie, but when I try to checkout a suite, I get the following error:

rose.popen.RosePopenError?: svn cat # return-code=1, stderr=
svn: E215004: Authentication failed and interactive prompting is disabled; see the —force-interactive option
svn: E215004: Unable to connect to a repository at URL ''
svn: E215004: No more credentials or we tried too many times.
Authentication failed

I have tried configuring the ~/.subversion/servers file using the instructions at

My MOSRS password is cached properly.

I also followed the instructions for ~/.metomi/rose.conf at, and this is the result from rose config:

[csteadman@jasmin-sci2 ~]$ rose config


#username is all in lower case
[2]+ Done rosie go

Could you please let me know what I should try next?


Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 9 months ago by ros

  • Component changed from UM Model to MOSRS
  • Owner changed from um_support to ros
  • Platform set to JASMIN
  • Status changed from new to accepted

Hi Claudia,

Sorry for the delay. Can you give me permission to see you files on JASMIN please? Specifically I need to be able to see your ~/.subversion and ~/.metomi directories. The error message you are getting indicates that your MOSRS password is not cached properly.

Can you please run fcm ls fcm:um.x-tr?
This should list the MOSRS UM repository and will not prompt for password if it is cached ok.


comment:2 Changed 9 months ago by csteadman

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

Hi Ros,

Thanks for your reply. Dave (I'm not sure which one) from the Met Office helped me out, and I can now check out jobs using rosie on both Jasmin and Monsoon.

On Jasmin, I needed to source mosrs-setup-gpg-agent in the current shell by running “. mosrs-setup-gpg-agent” (I hadn't included the dot+space before the command.)

On Monsoon, I was following out of date instructions at Dave pointed me to the latest instructions at


comment:3 Changed 9 months ago by ros

Hi Claudia,

Thanks for letting us know.

For others who may read this the MONSooNRose page you have pointed to above has since been updated.
I will close this query now.


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