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MKACTIVITY 400 errors on checkin

From: Ross Mark <rossm_at_controllingedge.com.au>
Date: 2003-04-11 13:05:12 CEST

I've been running a subversion repository very happily for the past few
months and have developers working offsite (well another country
actually) checking in and out without a problem. Two of these developers
need to switch from Windows to Linux for development. They downloaded
the 0.20.1 tar ball and built svn on a Mandrake 9 system. They had no
problems building and installing and the clients they have will checkout
a repository over http happily. They are unable to do any sort of check
in . The error they get is

svn: RA layer request failed
svn: Commit failed (details follow):
svn: MKACTIVITY of
/svn/s4-repository/m32c_recast/!svn/act/04e54fce-0bbb-0310-9a68-865f53077855:
400 Bad Request

There are no errors in the http logs but in the same token there are no
visible requests for MKACTIVITY either.

The output from their svn --version is

svn, version 0.20.1 (r5467)
   compiled Apr 11 2003, 17:47:40

Copyright (C) 2000-2003 CollabNet.
Subversion is open source software, see http://subversion.tigris.org/

The following repository access (RA) modules are available:

* ra_dav : Module for accessing a repository via WebDAV (DeltaV) protocol.
  - handles 'http' schema
* ra_svn : Module for accessing a repository using the svn network protocol.
  - handles 'svn' schema

The server is svn-0.20.0 with apache 2.0.44

Under windows they used tortisesvn and had no problem.

I personally have no problems with full access from my development
machine which is RedHat 7.2 based (lots of manual upgrades) and
svn-0.20.0 using both https and http. My server and development box are
separate.

I downloaded the 0.20.1 tar ball my self and compiled it on a clean
RH8.0 system (I first moved the db4 libraries and headers out of the way
so my client would be similar to theirs) and had no problems checking in
and out.

Unfortunately they only started to try and checkin as they were about to
leave for the endof the day so I don't have a lot more information.

Has anyone built svn-0.20.1 (they also tried 0.20.0) on a Mandrake
system and got it to work?
Any suggestion on what I should ask them to do?

Thanks for any help

Cheers

Ross

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