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Re: Using svn client against vanilla DAV directory

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-07-22 02:07:33 CEST

On Jul 21, 2005, at 7:00 PM, Bryant Eastham wrote:

> Apologies if this is a FAQ, but I read over the book and couldn't
> see an answer.
>
> We are using Subversion with great success. I am attempting to
> unify our access to source files (already done) and downloads
> (currently done with wget), because we want to further protect our
> download area and I prefer the svn login cache to the .wgetrc
> method. Of course our downloads area is full of unversioned binary
> ZIP files.
>
> Is it possible to use the svn client against a regular DAV
> directory? I know the easy answer is no, because I set it up and it
> fails (VCC property). My question is whether this is an unsolveable
> problem, or if a few configuration tweaks makes the whole thing
> work. Of course I only want to "co" or "export" these binary files.
>
> If it isn't possible then I can either stick with wget or use DAV
> with another client, but having a single client tool would be nice.

Subversion is a deltaV client, which means it expects the server to
understand versioning commands. A generic DAV server has no
versioning features. So no, it won't work.

Here's some more background, so you can better understand the larger
picture:

http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn.webdav.svn-and-deltav.html

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