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[Subclipse-dev] svnClientAdapter: Authentication cancelled when creating remote folder on file:/// repository

From: Shawn Jin <shawnemails_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-26 19:03:47 CEST

Hi all, I am attempting to implement a svn plugin using svnClientAdapter. I
observed following problems when trying to create remote directories with
SVNKit (1.1.1). Here is the codes:

private void mkdir(){
        String reposPath = "/filerepos1";
        String clientType = SvnKitClientAdapterFactory.SVNKIT_CLIENT;
        svnClient = SVNClientAdapterFactory.createSVNClient(clientType);
        String fs = ISVNClientAdapter.REPOSITORY_FSTYPE_FSFS;

        //Creates file repo
        try {
            svnClient.createRepository(new File(reposPath), fs);
        } catch (SVNClientException svne) {

        try {
            SVNUrl url;
            //Creates new dir "aa"
            url = new SVNUrl("file://" + reposPath + "/aa");
            svnClient.mkdir(url, "");
        catch (SVNClientException e) {
        catch (MalformedURLException me) {

This will generate exception:
org.tigris.subversion.javahl.ClientException: svn: authentication cancelled
    at mysvn.SVNMkdir.mkdir(SVNMkdir.java:91)

I found if I add something like this before the code svnClient.mkdir(url,
svnClient.setPassword(" ");
the directory will be created successfully. And even if I delete the above 2
lines of code, change "aa" to "bb", recompile, and re-run the program, it
will do the job too! However I run the code in debug mode and see
svnClient.myUserName and svnClient.myPassword are both null in the second
case. How could that pass the authentication???

I am new to subversion. I suspect that there is some caching going on with
subversion authentications. Or is it something to do with the authentication
mechanism of svnClientAdapter or svnKit? Could this be a bug? I think no
authentication should be needed for operations on file:/// repositories.


Received on Mon Mar 26 19:04:06 2007

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