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Re: Worst Error Message?

From: Andy Canfield <andy.canfield_at_pimco.mobi>
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 22:26:15 +0700

On 07/30/2011 09:31 PM, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> 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
Great PDF. But I would add something at the end:

What can Stefan Sperling do? He can post an HTML version of this onto
subversion.apache.org so that when users see one of these insane
messages they can google for it, and find a rational explanation.

Received on 2011-07-30 17:26:52 CEST

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