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Re: Old repository

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2010 10:49:58 +0000

Lieven Govaerts wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 11:29 AM, Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl> wrote:
> > Hi Michael,
> >
> > Can you make opening an ra session (like this):
> >
> > $ svn export http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/COMMITTERS
> >
> > svn: OPTIONS of 'http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/COMMITTERS': 200 OK
> > (http://svn.collab.net)
> >
> > return some other output?
> >
> > Presumably, it should be possible to reroute the OPTIONS request to a cgi
> > script that returns a different error?
>
> Shouldn't we fix svn to give a better error message in this situation instead?

I think Bert's request is a good one, for the sake of users of released
clients, if it's not too much trouble for Mike to do.

But we should fix Subversion as well...

> In fact, is't that what Julian's patch is about:
> http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2010-01/0211.shtml

Yes.

Note that a trunk build using Neon now says:

> svn: Unable to connect to a repository at URL
> 'http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/COMMITTERS'
> svn: The OPTIONS request returned invalid XML in the response: XML
> parse error at line 1: Extra content at the end of the document
> (http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/COMMITTERS)

which is better, but a trunk build using Serf just says:

> svn: XML parsing failed: (405 Method Not Allowed)

- Julian
Received on 2010-02-05 11:50:40 CET

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