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Re: E175013 svn diff failure (access forbidden) with 1.8.5 (regression)

From: Vincent Lefevre <vincent-svn_at_vinc17.net>
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 00:06:07 +0100

On 2014-02-14 18:34:52 +0000, Philip Martin wrote:
> Vincent Lefevre <vincent-svn_at_vinc17.net> writes:
> > With svn 1.8.5 under GNU/Linux (Debian unstable), I get an error
> >
> > svn: E175013: Access to '/svn/xxxx' forbidden
> >
> > when I do "svn diff -r118:119 https://host/xxxx/subdir", but
> > "svn diff -r118:119 https://host/xxxx/subdir/file" is OK.
> >
> > There's no such problem with svn 1.6.12 (r955767) on some other
> > Debian machine and svn 1.7.9 (r1462340) on an Ubuntu machine.
> >
> > I can't find bugs with E175013 on the issue tracker.
> >
> > Note: I am not the admin of the svn server, so that I don't have
> > information about it.
> Just to be clear, you mean that
> svn diff -r118:119 https://host/xxxx/subdir
> returns a diff with 1.6.12 and 1.7.9 but with 1.8.5 it fails with
> E175013?

Yes, that's what I meant.

> A network trace would help, but I've never had much success getting
> wireshark to decode an https conection even when I have access to the
> server. It might be easier to use a debug version of the client to
> determine which request is failing.

Couldn't svn write it in the error message?

> You may be able to determine which version of Subversion is in use on
> the server by examining the HTTP headers with something like "curl -D-".

It doesn't say which version. Even for the WWW server, it just says:

Server: Apache

But if this is useful, I suppose I could get information from the

> What sort of change is r119? Text/properties/adds/deletes/copies?

Just text change. And it is not specific to r119. All diffs between
two *repository* revisions seem to fail.

In a working copy, "svn diff -r118:119" fails, but not "svn diff -r118".

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