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Re: Autoversioning and WebFolders

From: Sindbad the Seafarer <sindbad.the.seafarer_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2003-09-06 23:15:22 CEST

Concerning Autoversioning and WebFolders
Michael Marchant wrote on 5 Sep 2003, 20:41, at least in part:

> I am trying to access Subversion repository on RH8 through WebFolders
> on a Windows 2000 client. I have Subversion .24 installed. I can
> create a WebFolder and Get documents from the repository.
> According to Appendix D. WebDAV and Autoversioning of the Definitive
> Guide, The principle method to use is a "copy-edit-paste" to edit and
> autoversion a file in the repository.
> I can currently open, edit, and save a document with MS Word to a
> non-subversion directory set up for WebDAV using Apache 2.0.46.

Not familiar with Linux and MS Webfolders, but to all I have read on
SVN so far you should at least use Apache 2.0.47. Additionally it
might be worth to update SVN to a more current version, either .26
(latest Windows release) or .27 to avoid mixing your issue with the
change of the database schema or to go for the most current .29
(not yet available for Windows though).

Jan hendrik

> When I try to use autoversioning, per Appendix D. When coping to the
> subversion repository, I get an error reported by the client program,
> MS Word or Windows Explorer indicating -- "An error occured while
> copying some or all of the select files"
> The Apache error_log reports 2 errors:
> First: Unable to checkout resource ...<path/to/file>
> Second: (17)File Exists: Activities cannot be created at that
> location; query the DAV:activity-collection-set property
> These two error log entries repeat a second time.
> My httpd.conf for the repository is as follows.
> <Location /svn>
> DAV svn
> SVNParentPath /usr/local/svn
> SVNAutoversioning on
> AuthType Basic
> AuthName "Subversion repository"
> AuthUserFile /etc/svn-auth-file
> Require valid-user
> </Location>
> I also have the following DavLockDB configured in httpd.conf
> DavLockDB /usr/local/Security/DavLock
> I am curious as to whether anyone has been able to get the
> WebDAV/autoversioning features of Subversion working.
> I would appreciate any help in solving this configuration issue.
> Thanks
> Michael
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