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Re: 'PROPFIND' question about TSVN/SVN

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-27 20:16:04 CEST

Gregory Graham wrote:

> I’ve been a happy user of TSVN/SVN on the Windows platform since
> January 2006, using TSVN 1.2.6 (built against SVN 1.2.3) on client

Please, please update to the latest version. It doesn't cost you a dime.

> developer machines pointing at repositories on a machine with SVN 1.2.3
> installed using Apache 2.0 listening on a port number other than 80. My
> repository structure is usually
>
[snip]
>
> A strange thing happens when I make the tags: I check out the latest
> name/releases/r* from the Apache server into a local working copy and
> make a tag in it. Then I check out the current branch from the Apache
> server to a local working copy, but when I try to make a tag in it I get
>
> Error: PROPFIND request failed on '/SVN/name'
>
> Error: PROPFIND of '/SVN/name': 301 Moved Permanently
> (http://apacheserver:portnum)
>
> However, if I log on to the apache server directly and check out the
> current branch using a file:// URL (ie- bypassing Apache) then I can
> make a tag.

The "301 Moved Permanently" error happens usually because of a
not-quite-proper apache config. For example, with your server version
that error can happen if you put your repository in the virtual root.

Just Google for "PROPFIND 301" and you'll get tons of post from people
which had the same problem. But since that problem is really a server
problem, you should maybe ask on the Subversion mailing list if you
don't find an answer with googling.

> I feel like I’m missing something important here: what does “PROPFIND
> request failed” mean, and why does it happen while making a tag

PROPFIND is a DAV request (like e.g. GET or PUT for 'normal' http is).
It fails depending on which url/path you're working on.

Stefan

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