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Unclear error message during commit

From: John Stiles <jstiles_at_blizzard.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 09:29:41 -0700

The following steps lead to an "unexpected error" message from
Subversion 1.5.1 (client+server) when used with WebDAV.


- svn co http://repositoryname/trunk/ --depth=empty

- cd trunk

- mkdir NameOfDirectoryThatAlreadyExists

- svn add NameOfDirectoryThatAlreadyExists

- svn ci -m"Committing new directory"


This leads to the following error:


Adding F:\LocalRepository\trunk\NameOfDirectoryThatAlreadyExists

svn: Commit failed (details follow):

svn: Server sent unexpected return value (405 Method Not Allowed) in
response to MKCOL request for


When using the SVN protocol, the error message is "File already exists,"
which is generally a much more useful response. (Technically it's
"directory already exists," but I'll cut some slack on that one J )

Received on 2008-09-29 19:18:42 CEST

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