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Re: dav directory does not exist

From: Konstantin Kolinko <knst.kolinko_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 21:17:13 +0400

2008/6/27 Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>:
> Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Jun 27, 2008, at 01:56, mistermartin75 wrote:
>>> I have the following problem with svn. After creating a repository with
>>> svnadmin create, the repository folder does not have a 'dav' directory, thus
>>> I am unable to commit to the repository (I can checkout). I have googled a
>>> lot but was unable to find anything. I appear to have everything installed
>>> just fine. I have openSUSE 11.0 with the default SVN and Apache.
>> A Subversion repository is not supposed to contain a directory called
>> "dav"... why do you think it should?
> Actually, it does (though I have no idea what it's used for):
> $ svnadmin create blah
> $ cd blah/
> $ ls
> README.txt dav format locks
> conf db hooks
> $ ls dav/
> $
>> If you are trying to connect to a Subversion repository via a normal
>> WebDAV client (and not a Subversion client) then what you want is
>> autoversioning, which needs to be separately enabled.
>> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.4/svn.webdav.html

I've taken a look at our repositories. I am using 1.5.0 RC9 behind
Apache server.

All repositories were recently created by version 1.5 and loaded
from dumps.

The summary is following:
1. The /dav subfolder is not present in
 - new empty repositories, created by "svnadmin create"
 - repositories, loaded from dumps, but where no new commits were made yet
 - repositories, that were served by svnserve instead of Apache

2. The /dav subfolder is present in
 - repositories, served by Apache server, where recent commits were done

Thus I can draw a conclusion that it was created on first commit
performed through Apache.

The /dav folder itself is not empty, it has a subfolder,

The /dav/activities.d subfolder itself is empty.

I hope that this information will help you.

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