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Re: Worst Error Message?

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 16:31:13 +0200

On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 09:15:18PM +0700, Andy Canfield wrote:
> I just spent all day working on a bug. I could create a repository,
> and could do "svn checkout ..." but when I did "svn commit" I got
> this error message:
> svn: Commit failed (details follow):
> svn: Server sent unexpected return value (403 Forbidden)
> in response to MKACTIVITY request for
> '/svn/Mummy/!svn/act/991016fc-bbae-4269-a468-b8e3d9bce7b5'
>
> Late that night, it finally hit to me: I had read access to the
> repository, but not write access. My procedure for creating a
> repository did not grant write access to the creator.
>
> That is close to the worst error message I have ever seen.

Yeah, that's one is bad.

I gave a talk about this topic on svnday in May this year:
http://www.elegosoft.com/files/svn-day-berlin-2011_sperling_subversion-error-messages-demystified.pdf
Received on 2011-07-30 16:31:51 CEST

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