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svn checkout error: Ununsable URI: it does not refer to this repository

From: Dylan McNamee <dylan_at_exanetworks.com>
Date: 2004-06-04 01:14:56 CEST

I've checked the archives (and Google) for this error, and haven't
found a thing yet, so I thought I'd submit my first svn question to

I'm running SVN server 1.0.4 on a RedHat 9 box, with Linux, MacOS and
Windows clients all happily connecting, checking out, committing and
updating for about a month now.

Just last week, before my update to 1.0.4, we noticed this message (or
something like it) when trying to check out a new working copy on both
MacOS and Windows clients (but not Linux, oddly):

% svn checkout
subversion/libsvn_ra_dav/util.c:661: (apr_err=190001)
svn: REPORT request failed on '/repos/!svn/vcc/default'
subversion/libsvn_ra_dav/util.c:359: (apr_err=190001)
Ununsable URI: it does not refer to this repository

^^^ ununsable is not a typo, it really says this.

The very same url works fine in a browser for viewing the same set of
I've tried svnadmin recover, as well as upgrading to 1.0.4 (the problem
first appeared under 1.0.2). I'm perplexed.

Other than this glitch, SVN has been totally wonderful -- great work

Thanks very much,
Dylan McNamee
(apologies if this is a re-post, I tried the same hour as subscribing
to the list, but never saw it appear, and also never got a response.)

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