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Re: svn: Cannot negotiate authentication mechanism

From: Andrew Miller <ajmiller_at_engr.psu.edu>
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2008 15:48:39 -0400

If anyone cares, I've given up on the binary from CollabNet Community
Downloads, and built from source for myself. Svn commit appears to
work normally now.

On Aug 3, 2008, at 2:29 PM, Andrew Miller wrote:

> 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
> <http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/notes/sasl.txt>
> "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?
> Thanks
> --Andrew
> 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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