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Re: E175002: The POST request returned invalid XML in the response: XML parse error

From: Mojca Miklavec <mojca.miklavec.lists_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 09:57:19 +0100

On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 02:34, Philip Martin wrote:
> Mojca Miklavec writes:
>
>>> svn ci -m "some comment"
>> svn: E175002: Commit failed (details follow):
>> svn: E175002: The POST request returned invalid XML in the response:
>> XML parse error at line 3: not well-formed (invalid token)
>> (/suite/!svn/me)
>
> One thing that can cause this error is when the OS permissions prevent
> Apache writing to the repository.

Thank you very much for the hint. This is a quite likely cause. I
don't have the computer at hand, but I indeed created the repository
with "sudo svncreate" and if apache needs to write to it, I can easily
believe that the rights are not sufficient to do so.

Still, it would help a lot if the error message was more descriptive
than it was (I would then figure out what to do myself).

> The underlying error on the server is:
>
>  "Can't open file '.../db/txn-current-lock': Permission denied"
>
> but it looks like we have a problem with the error reporting.  I don't
> see anything logged in the apache log, and wireshark shows the response
>
> HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error
> Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 01:22:45 GMT
> Server: Apache/2.2.16 (Debian) mod_ssl/2.2.16 OpenSSL/0.9.8o DAV/2 SVN/1.8.0-dev
> Content-Length: 207
> Connection: close
> Content-Type: text/xml; charset="utf-8"
>
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
> <D:error xmlns:D="DAV:" xmlns:m="http://apache.org/dav/xmlns">
> <D:(null)/>
> <m:human-readable errcode="13">
> could not begin a transaction
> </m:human-readable>
> </D:error>
>
> That "D:(null)" is suspicious.

Thank you for the precise analysis.

Mojca
Received on 2011-12-20 18:16:59 CET

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