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Re: MKACTIVITY 400 errors on checkin

From: Michael Wood <mwood_at_its.uct.ac.za>
Date: 2003-04-11 14:56:38 CEST

On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 09:05:12PM +1000, Ross Mark wrote:
> 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.

This sounds like a proxy problem to me. Are they using an HTTP proxy?
If so, does it support the extra methods that Subversion needs in order
to function?

e.g. for Squid, the squid.conf file should include:


See the FAQ.

They could also try https instead of http, since the proxy would never
see the request methods then :)

Michael Wood <mwood@its.uct.ac.za>
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Received on Fri Apr 11 14:57:41 2003

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