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Safe data followed by non-ascii byte xxx

From: <mathieu.vanbelle_at_recordgroup.be>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 16:06:54 +0200


I already found several mails related to this error, but no solution yet.

I'm using Subversion 1.4.6 ; the server is a Linux Red Hat server, while the clients are HP-UX 11.23 servers.
From the Linux server everything's work as expected ; in particular, I'm able to insert filename with special characters like 'é' (Latin Small Letter E Acute) into the repository. I'm also able to commit with a message containing such characters.

But from the HP-UX server, if I do a 'svn log' on this filename for instance, I receive the following error (repository test, filename 'spécial') :
> svn log svn://écial
svn: Safe data 'svn://' was followed by non-ASCII byte 233: unable to convert to/from UTF-8

Note that 'é' is 233 in ISO-8859 ; in UTF-8 it should be something like 195 169. Depending on the operation I do (data from client to server, or from server to client - for instance a checkout), the non-ascii byte is sometimes 233, sometimes 195.

So this seems to be linked to a conversion problem from the locale to UTF-8.
I've tried to compile svn 'with-apr-iconv', but this has no effect (but chatr on svn does not show the apr-iconv library, and same thing for the svn libraries ; it appears I'm not able to compile svn using apr-iconv).
I've also tried with all available locales exported in LANG and/or LC_ALL, including UTF-8.

(The error comes from the 'utf.c' source, in check_non_ascii ; but I guess this is only a consequence of a bad conversion earlier, maybe in a call to apr_xlate_conv_buffer in function convert_to_stringbuf (?).)

What's wrong ?

Mathieu Van Belle.

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Received on 2008-04-01 16:07:18 CEST

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