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Re: Cygwin's svn client cannot write to a windows https repository

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 16:17:41 -0400

2009/8/27 Andrey Repin <anrdaemon_at_freemail.ru>:
> Greetings, Andy Levy!
>
>>> The repository seems running on a Windows machine.  It use https as
>>> connection protocol.
>>> When using Windows svn client
>>> (http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ProjectDocumentList?folderID=91),
>>> there is no problem,  it even not ask for a user name and password.  But
>>> when I use the svn client (1.6.4) comes from cygwin, the read operations
>>> (e.g. ls, co) get no problem, but and write operation such as 'mkdir'  will
>>> always result in an error:
>>> svn: Server sent unexpected return value (403 Forbidden) in response to
>>> MKACTIVITY request for
>>> '/svn/LowCost/!svn/act/aaf33518-92b5-11de-8af7-c3c035929cdc'
>>>
>>> What I did
>>> has nothing to do with local working copy, since i am doing the 'mkdir' on the remote URL, there is no local copy involved at all.
>>> Can anyone give me some help?  Thanks.
>
>> If you already have the Win32 command-line client, why are you using
>> the hack that is Cygwin?
>
> Cygwin is not a hack.
> How else you could force Subversion to export LF-wrapped files on Windows with
> eol-style=native?

If you require LF-wrapped files, then set eol-style=LF. Why use native
if that's not really what you want?

>> Cygwin tricks the client into thinking it's on an OS it's not, which leads
>> to confusion and some problems.
>
> You're seriously wrong if you thinking that way.

Yet those problems have been documented on this very mailing list.

Try it this way: you can't share a WC created under Cygwin with the
Win32 SVN clients. You face many of the same issues you face when
sharing a WC between Win32 and *NIX.

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