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Re: Subversion show log error

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 10:08:22 -0500

Muhammmad, I'm sending this message back to the mailing list. Don't
forget to reply all so your reply goes to the mailing list too, not
just to me. I don't use Windows or authz so I probably can't help you
personally; I was just asking questions I'm sure others will need the
answers to in order to help you.

On Oct 13, 2009, at 00:23, Muhammmad Mateen wrote:

> Ryan Schmidt wrote:

>> On Oct 12, 2009, at 09:01, Muhammmad Mateen wrote:
>>> I've just downloaded and setup subversion 1.6 and there's an issue
>>> when I try to view the log using tortoise subversion. It generates
>>> error"E:\1.6.5\subversion\tmp\subversion\subversion\libsvn_repos
>>> \log.c". I've tried the svn log command as well but no luck.
>> That's not an error message; that's a path to a file. What's the
>> complete error message you see?
> I've sent you the complete error message. Please see attached
> "File-ShowLog.jpg" when I right click on file and select "Show Log"
> command.

Hm. Indeed, this screenshot of the TortoiseSVN "Log Messages" window
showing the log of "svn://udlhosr1/test/A.txt" does show only "E:
\1.6.5\subversion\tmp\subversion\subversion\libsvn_repos\log.c" in the
table at the top part of the window where one would presumably expect
the log messages to show up. When I asked you to post the whole
message, it looked to me like part of an assertion failure message,
but TortoiseSVN clearly doesn't want to show us the rest of the
message (which would tell us specifically which assertion failed and
where within that file it's located).

> The other attachment is "Folder-ShowLog.jpg" which appears when I
> right
> click on folder and select "Show Log".

Ok, this screenshot of the TortoiseSVN "Log Messages" window shows the
log of "svn://udlhosr1/test" where revisions up to 10 are present, but
the author, date and message columns are blank.

> I've also attached the output of "svn log" command which is the same.

This file contained the following text:

> C:\Program Files\CollabNet\Subversion Server>svn log c:\projects\test
> \a.txt
> svn: Item is not readable
> C:\Program Files\CollabNet\Subversion Server>svn log c:\projects\test
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> r3 | (no author) | (no date) | 1 line
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> r2 | (no author) | (no date) | 1 line
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> r1 | (no author) | (no date) | 1 line
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> C:\Program Files\CollabNet\Subversion Server>

I assume C:\projects\test is a working copy checked out from svn://udlhosr1/test?
  So here the error message for checking the log of a file is
different than in TortoiseSVN. Is the file actually named "a.txt" or
"A.txt"? On the command line you checked the former but in TortoiseSVN
you checked the latter. I realize Windows is case-insensitive but
Subversion repositories are not so it might be important to specify
the case correctly.

>>> I did some research on google and found that other developers are
>>> also experiencing the same problem. This error goes away if we add
>>> we give read permissions to all users (*=read) in "authz" file or
>>> don't use the path based authentication.
> Again, please note that the problem goes away if I remove the path
> based
> security or allow everyone to read the repository (*=r). Moreover,
> all the
> log messages are being saved properly in repository on the
> subversion server
> ("\Test\db\revprops\0"), it's just a matter of display.
> Please let me know if you need any other information.

I'm not sure if this is a known problem. There are many issues in the
issue tracker whose titles contain the string "auth". You might look
through them and see if anything seems to describe your issue. The
ones that caught my eye were


(which specifically mentions the error message "svn: Item is not
readable" so this might very well be it)

and possibly


> PS: I'm not setup Apache based sub-version

Ok, yes, I see you're using the svn: protocol.

> and also not set the environment
> variables.

Which environment variables are you thinking of?


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