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Re: Access denied error on update

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2009 08:54:05 +0100

Svetoslav (Sunny) Milenov wrote:
> Hi, there is a bug in the new, which does not exists in
> Bug summary: A user with read/write permission on a project receives
> 403 Access Denied when trying to update to head.
> Steps to reproduce: Pre-requisites: apache2+svn(1.5.1) repository,
> TortoiseSVN 1. Create a user with rw access on a project
> (project MyProject), but not on the root of the repository 2. Using
> TortoiseSVN, checkout some previous revision (not HEAD) 3. Update
> Expected result: update succeeds (and it does with ver. 1.5.4)
> Actual result: fails with: Server sent unexpected return value (403
> Forbidden) in response to OPTIONS
> In the apache error.log I see: "OPTIONS /svn/MyRepo/MyProject/trunk
> HTTP/1.1" 200 - "-" "SVN/1.5.6 (r36142)/TortoiseSVN-
> neon/0.28.4" then some lines like this: "PROPFIND
> /svn/MyRepo/MyProject/trunk HTTP/1.1" 207 732 "-" "SVN/1.5.6
> (r36142)/TortoiseSVN- neon/0.28.4"
> and then this: "OPTIONS /svn/MyRepo HTTP/1.1" 401 603 "-" "SVN/1.5.6
> (r36142)/TortoiseSVN- neon/0.28.4" "OPTIONS /svn/MyRepo
> HTTP/1.1" 403 415 "-" "SVN/1.5.6 (r36142)/TortoiseSVN-
> neon/0.28.4"
> So, for some reason TortoiseSVN tries to read the root of the
> repository, and that user has no read access there. Adding a read
> access to the user for the root solves the problem, but I do not want
> to do that.
> Looking at the access.log file, when using the older version - 1.5.4
> does not show request for the root.
> Same happens if the user checks out the head, then someone else
> commits a change, and the first user tries to update.

Can you try the command line client and check if it shows the same behavior?
And you might also want to try a nightly build - there's an issue open
in the Subversion issue tracker about accessing the repo root:


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