Opened 15 months ago

Closed 15 months ago

Last modified 15 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 15 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 15 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On Monsoon, I was following out of date instructions at Dave pointed me to the latest instructions at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 15 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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