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Re: Cygwin's svn client cannot write to a windows https repository

From: Andrey Repin <anrdaemon_at_freemail.ru>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 23:43:50 +0400

Greetings, Steven Woody!

>> > The repository seems running on a Windows machine. It use https as
>> > connection protocol.
>> > When using Windows svn client (
>> > http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ProjectDocumentList?folderID=91),
>> > there is no problem, it even not ask for a user name and password. But
>> > when I use the svn client (1.6.4) comes from cygwin, the read operations
>> > (e.g. ls, co) get no problem, but and write operation such as 'mkdir'
>> will
>> > always result in an error:
>> > svn: Server sent unexpected return value (403 Forbidden) in response to
>> > MKACTIVITY request for
>> > '/svn/LowCost/!svn/act/aaf33518-92b5-11de-8af7-c3c035929cdc'
>> > What I did
>> > has nothing to do with local working copy, since i am doing the
>> > 'mkdir' on the remote URL, there is no local copy involved at all.
>> Can you do exactly the same command with native windows client?

> Yes, I can do it with the native windows client without any problem.

>> > Can anyone give me some help? Thanks.
>> Cygwin client likely store it's configuration files in different place than
>> native Windows client.
>> Check that, and make sure your configuration for Cygwin SVN client
>> identical
>> to Windows one.

> Okay, I will do it tomorrow when I in the office computer. I've already
> knew that where is the configuration files for cygwin svn. but could you
> tell me where is the configuration files for my native windows svn? My
> windows svn is the CollabNet from tigris.org.

It's the same for all Windows clients, that are not built against cygwin-1.dll

>> Also try passing name/password in commandline along with --no-auth-cache
>> --non-interactive

> Actually, I am sure what is the user name and password. I remembered I've
> tried by using my windows's domain account. But it did not work. You know,
> for our repository accessing, there is no user name password required, i
> guess it is using the OS's user name to do the authontication. If my
> windows account is domain\tom, and password is 'hello', so can you give me
> a suggest on how should I provide this to the svn client?

Ahha, this could be a problem, actually.
I haven't tried Cygwin SVN with ntlm authentication.
If your server does not have any fallback methods of authentication, it would
not work at all. Still, needs check, though.

 Andrey Repin (anrdaemon_at_freemail.ru) 27.08.2009, <23:40>
Sorry for my terrible english...
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