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RE: Safe data followed by non-ascii byte xxx

From: <mathieu.vanbelle_at_recordgroup.be>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 09:50:50 +0200

indeed that way a svn log works.

But for checkouts of the whole repository (or at least the directory containing this file), it does not work :
> svn co svn://
A test/my.file
A test/first.file
svn: Safe data 'test/sp' was followed by non-ASCII byte 195: unable to convert to/from UTF-8

Svn stops with return code 1 and I'm not able to bypass the error.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ryan Schmidt [mailto:subversion-2008a_at_ryandesign.com]
Sent: mercredi 2 avril 2008 8:30
To: Van Belle, M.(Mathieu)
Cc: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Safe data followed by non-ascii byte xxx

On Apr 1, 2008, at 09:06, <mathieu.vanbelle_at_recordgroup.be> <mathieu.vanbelle_at_recordgroup.be> wrote:

> 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 ?

I would think you need to properly percent-encode the filename before putting it in the URL, e.g.

svn log svn://

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