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"Commit failed" / "Invalid UTF-8 sequence" messages when doing a commit in SVN 1.5.1

From: JP Slavinsky <jpslav_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 16:02:46 -0700


My problem: every time I commit to the repository, I get a "Commit failed"
message talking about an "invalid UTF-8 sequence". While the message says
that the commit failed, the commit is actually always successful in the
repository. However, on the client-side (both command line and Subclipse),
the working copy isn't up-to-date and calls to update seem to produce lots
of issues (conflicts, etc).

My setup: yesterday, I upgraded from from SVN 1.4.4 to SVN 1.5.1. I built
1.5.1 from source, as I did for 1.4.4. I access my repositories over HTTP
using Apache 2.0.59. The SVN server is on RedHat 4. Things in 1.4.4 used to
work fine, both from a linux command line and from Eclipse/Subclipse on
Windows. Now, both the command line and subclipse attempts at committing
give the error message described above and in the example below.

My fellow users recently experiencing similar (if not exactly the same)
(For the life of me I couldn't figure out how to add to their threads -
sorry about that).

Any thoughts on why this error is being presented and how to get rid of it?

Below, I have pasted a log of the steps I take to reproduce the problem. I
create a repository, check it out, add a file, do a commit (which gives the
nasty error message), show that my client doesn't believe the commit worked,
then show that the repository has indeed been updated.

[root_at_cutlass v1.5]$ svnadmin create sandbox
[root_at_cutlass v1.5]$ chown -R apache:apache sandbox
[root_at_cutlass v1.5]$ exit
[slavinsk_at_cutlass v1.5]$ cd ~/temp/workspace/
[slavinsk@cutlass workspace]$ svn co http://localhost/svn/sandbox
Authentication realm: <http://localhost:80> Sandbox SVN Repository (v1.5)
Password for 'slavinsk':
Checked out revision 0.
[slavinsk_at_cutlass workspace]$ cd sandbox/
[slavinsk_at_cutlass sandbox]$ touch test.txt
[slavinsk_at_cutlass sandbox]$ svn add test.txt
A test.txt
[slavinsk_at_cutlass sandbox]$ svn commit -m "Committing a dummy file"
Adding test.txt
Transmitting file data .svn: Commit failed (details follow):
svn: Valid UTF-8 data
(hex: 1c)
followed by invalid UTF-8 sequence
(hex: a4 01)
[slavinsk_at_cutlass sandbox]$ svn status
A test.txt
[slavinsk_at_cutlass sandbox]$ svnlook tree /svn/v1.5/sandbox
Received on 2008-08-22 01:03:24 CEST

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