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Re: .SVN folder question

From: Sindbad the Seafarer <sindbad.the.seafarer_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2003-07-23 11:51:58 CEST

Concerning Re: .SVN folder question
Garrett Rooney wrote on 22 Jul 2003, 9:44, at least in part:

> Sindbad the Seafarer wrote:
> > That's too high for my - limited would still be a euphemism -
> > programming skills! <G> However, after about a week of trial and
> > error I am about to give up on version control at all. Sometimes
> > everything works allright, added folders appear at correct place in
> > the other working copy, too. And then again further added folders
> > show up in the root of the second wc. But when I delete & commit
> > them in wc2 and then update wc1 and try to add those folders again I
> > get errors like "already exists", "not locked" etc. I am at the end
> > of my wits and patience.
> If you can give us a list of steps to reproduce these problems, we'd
> appreciate it. As it is, just saying "i get errors like..." isn't
> even close to enough information to begin to debug the problem.

True enough, Garrett ... However, I don't have written down the
commands, partly even used TortoiseSVN, and it's impossible to
reconstruct. Meanwhile I have deleted everything, the repository, all
working copies and tried to start from scratch. Creating a new
repos was no problem (upper/lowercase as entered at the
command line, no tortoise this time):

svnadmin create d:\SVNRepos
-> OK, worked, repos and four subfolders appear in filemanager;

svn import -m "initial import" d:\import
-> svn: Bad URL passed to RA layer
-> svn: illegal URL for repository


svn mkdir -m "add trunk"
-> svn: RA layer request failed
-> svn: OPTIONS request failed on '/svn'
-> svn: The OPTIONS request returned invalid XML in the response:
XML parse error at line 1: no element found. (/svn)

That's it. I can't import, can't make a new folder. Substituting http
with svn returns Host not known.

Subversion .25, Apache2 running, shows default test
page in browser, brings up the Forbidden page.
Working on the same machine as repository and Apache, Win2K.
Before *this* part had worked without trouble. d:\import contains
three empty folders: trunk, branches, taggs as recommended in
Tortoise User Guide and virtually following the book.

But maybe this is a clue to those troubles above: that first
repository was first imported/committed to locally (file:///). Later I
turned to use http:// to test things most realistically before
spreading versioning over the LAN to the other user.

Perhaps either http:// has never worked correctly here or the switch
from file:/// to http:// had corrupted the repository in some way.

Dunno if this is of any help for you and others, I can't go on,
attempting to get into version control since Monday last week
without having achieved anything so far (despite of a promising
start) I have to get back to my regular work now and must do as
before: without versioning. Sorry, but that's how things are. Even
though I suspect that I am just two or three further days apart from
success. While working on a test site for another fortnight or so to
get used to versioning would have been OK, without even a basic
repository so far this is beyond any dream. The failure of Perforce
set aside guys like me should never go for beta software. On
another occasion I even drowned any plans to upgrade my email
app since first official releases of Pegasus 4 had been reported that
unstable. Therefore thanks a lot to all of you for your various help
since last week and good luck!

Best regards - God bless!

Jan Hendrik

> -garrett

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