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Re: mime-type problem

From: John Szakmeister <john_at_szakmeister.net>
Date: 2003-12-05 00:34:12 CET

On Thursday 04 December 2003 18:17, Péter wrote:
> I am trying to maintain HTML documents in Subversion. I use Mozilla
> Composer to publish the documents using WebDAV PUT. The AutoVersioning is
> turned on. Everything looks OK with the publishing.
>
> When i open a document on the Web server (Apache) browsing the repository
> index, the HTML pages come up as plain text (text/plain).
>
> I have tried to use the ForceType directive with text/html in the Location,
> but it did not work - is it a bug or it works as designed ?
>
> I have tried to use the mime_magic_module with the correct configuration,
> but it did not work - is it a bug or it works as designed ?
>
> Is there a way i can make any of these working ? or any other way to tell
> SVN to fallback to Apache's mime-type module ?

I can't comment on the Apache stuff, but I can comment on the following.

> I know there is a property for the files i can set, svn:mime-type, but i do
> not use a proper svn client to add/update the files, so i cannot use this.
> I have tried the config file under the /etc/subversion/config to enable
> auto-props, then set every *.html file to text/html mime version, but it
> did not work. BTW there is a problem with the documentation, is says:
> svn:mime-type and the sample config file uses svn:mimetype (no dash).
>
> Did i miss something ? why is the global config not working ? any ideas ?

/etc/subversion/config is used by subversion clients, and since you don't have
one, they won't look at it. Can you log into the machine that hosts the
repository? I imagine if it has the server, it probably has the command line
client.

As for the documentation, you're correct. Someone recently posted a patch for
that and has been fixed in trunk/.

> My configuration is:
>
> RedHat 8.0
>
> SVN 0.33-1 (with all the Apache stuff)

It looks like you probably have the command line client. You should give it a
try.

-John

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