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Re: SVN client supporting http/https

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006d_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-12-06 02:38:43 CET

On Dec 5, 2006, at 17:46, Monzalvo, Leopoldo [CIB-IT] wrote:

> I created from scratch a SVN client for Solaris to access some repos
> located in a remote server which has the apache server to dispatch
> https
> requests to repositories.
> The issue is that when I try to checkout my project, I got the
> following
> error:
> svn co http://ny390-sf01a/svn/myProject myProject
> svn: PROPFIND request failed on '/'
> svn: PROPFIND of '/': 405 Method Not Allowed (http://ny390-sf01a)
> Does the SVN client need the apache server as well to communicate with
> the remote server ?

No. Apache is only needed to *serve* a repository over http or https.
To *access* a repository over http / https, your client needs to have
been built with the neon package. To see whether your client supports
this, use "svn --version". On my system, this outputs the following,
showing that I can access repositories over http, https, svn and file

$ svn --version
svn, version 1.4.2 (r22196)
    compiled Nov 10 2006, 00:11:13

Copyright (C) 2000-2006 CollabNet.
Subversion is open source software, see http://subversion.tigris.org/
This product includes software developed by CollabNet (http://

The following repository access (RA) modules are available:

* ra_dav : Module for accessing a repository via WebDAV (DeltaV)
   - handles 'http' scheme
   - handles 'https' scheme
* ra_svn : Module for accessing a repository using the svn network
   - handles 'svn' scheme
* ra_local : Module for accessing a repository on local disk.
   - handles 'file' scheme

It sounds to me like your client is fine, but that your server is not
set up correctly. Can you access the repository from any other
computer over http / https? If not, can you show us the relevant
parts of your server's httpd.conf?

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