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Re: URL problem when committing files over network

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 17:41:20 -0500

On Jun 2, 2008, at 17:33, Michael Lapchuk wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 4:23 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Jun 2, 2008, at 15:24, Michael Lapchuk wrote:
>>> I have subversion set up so I can access my repository over a
>>> local network. I can checkout and update my working copies no
>>> problem but I run into an error when I try to commit my working
>>> copies to the repository.
>>> I have tried to commit my files using the following command:
>>> >>> svn commit -m "comment"
>>> And from this I got the following error:
>>> >svn: Commit failed (details follow)
>>> >svn: Authorization failed
>>> I am not sure if this error is caused because I did not specify
>>> the location on the other computer where the repository is
>>> actually stored or if it is something else.
>>> I have also tried another form of the commit command:
>>> >>>svn commit svn//***IP***//root/svn/repos -m "comment"
>>> And from this I got the following error:
>>> >svn: Can't check path 'svn:\\***IP***\root\svn\repos': The
>>> filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
>>> I have no idea what could be wrong with the path that I provided
>>> as that is the same path that I use to checkout the working copy
>>> and it works to check it out. Also all of the cases of the
>>> letters are the proper case (lower instead of upper) so it is not
>>> a problem with case-(in)sensitivity.
>> The URL of the repository is stored within the working copy at the
>> time that you check it out. It's not necessary (or possible) to
>> specify the repository URL in the commit command itself.
>> I would assume that the first error message you got is telling you
>> the truth: that you aren't authorized to commit to the repository.
>> Is authorization set up on the repository? What username and
>> password are you logging in with, or if you did not specify a
>> username and password when committing, then it's already cached in
>> ~/.subversion/auth so check the appropriate file there, maybe even
>> remove that file and commit again (which will now prompt you again
>> for the username and password).
> Ya I was a little stupid when I altered the svnserve.conf file to
> allow anon-users to write to the repository. I removed the comment
> (#) but I left in the space and that was where my problem came
> from. On a side note however, do you know how long the user's
> credentials are cached in ~/.subversion/auth?


> And would that file be located on the server box or on the client box?

On the client only.

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Received on 2008-06-03 00:41:52 CEST

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