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Re: 403 Forbidden in response to COPY request

From: Anton Prowse <AProwse_at_TravelCLICK.net>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 03:56:41 -0500

From: Jon Foster <Jon.Foster_at_cabot.co.uk>
Date: 17/03/2010 19:16

> Anton Prowse wrote:
> [...]
>> [/trunk/specialfile]
>> user2 =
> [...]
>> when I authenticate as user2 I receive the following error
>> when trying to create a branch from the trunk of "repos1":
>> Server sent unexpected return value (403 Forbidden) in
>> response to COPY request for '/repos/repos1/!svn/bc/999/trunk'
>
> user2 is trying to copy /trunk/specialfile to somewhere where he'd
> be able to read it. So Subversion blocks it. In order to create
> a branch from trunk, you need read access to trunk and every file
> inside it.
>
> Perhaps /trunk/specialfile can be moved somewhere else, so you can
> remove this restrictive permission? (This may require you to dump
> the repository and use "svndumpfilter" to get rid of the historical
> revisions of /trunk/specialfile).
>

Many thanks for the explanation and advice!
Anton Prowse

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