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Re: svn: Cannot negotiate authentication mechanism

From: Andrew Miller <ajmiller_at_engr.psu.edu>
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2008 14:29:24 -0400

We've just installed subversion 1.5.1 on machine that hosts our
repositories, and also installed it on many of our client machines.
We're running Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 and we installed the binaries
from CollabNet Community Downloads. We normally use svn+ssh for the
connection protocol and have no need for sasl. On our server,
svnserve.conf is not set to enable sasl. According to

"All 1.x clients, with or without Cyrus SASL support, will be able to
authenticate against all 1.x servers that do not have Cyrus SASL
enabled. Note that the CRAM-MD5 and ANONYMOUS mechanisms are actually
built into Subversion, so you'll be able to use them even if the
corresponding Cyrus SASL plugins are missing."

So why are we seeing this error message when we attempt to commit
using a 1.5.1 client?
"svn: Cannot negotiate authentication mechanism"

Is this a bug in the CollabNet Community build for OS X?

On Aug 2, 2008, at 3:56 PM, Andrew Miller wrote:

> Can someone tell me what causes this error message on commit?
> svn: Cannot negotiate authentication mechanism
> We're using svn 1.5.1 on both ends.
> Thanks
> -- Andrew

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