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Re: svnsync 1.8.0 fails if htdigest authentication is used

From: Vadym Chepkov <vchepkov_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2013 15:38:19 -0400

Bert,

Master had KeepAlive on, replica - KeepAlive Off

On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 3:32 PM, Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl> wrote:

> Hi Vadym,****
>
> ** **
>
> We found a related issue while testing the serf http code, which might be
> related to your issue.****
>
> ** **
>
> Can you somehow check if your repository has the ‘KeepAlive’ option
> configured to off? In this case the digest code in serf performs every
> request without authentication, because it would only try to use
> authentication on later requests on the same connection****
>
> ** **
>
> If that is the case, it looks like this issue will be resolved with the
> next serf release. (Which should happen with or before Subversion 1.8.1).*
> ***
>
> ** **
>
> Bert****
>
> ** **
>
> [Added CC to one of the serf developers, who isn’t subscribed to this list]
> ****
>
> ** **
>
> *From:* Vadym Chepkov [mailto:vchepkov_at_gmail.com]
> *Sent:* maandag 1 juli 2013 18:32
> *To:* Bert Huijben
> *Cc:* users_at_subversion.apache.org; Ryan Schmidt
>
> *Subject:* Re: svnsync 1.8.0 fails if htdigest authentication is used****
>
> ** **
>
> Bert,****
>
> ** **
>
> I would be happy to provide debugging information, but as I said, I had to
> rollback to 1.7.10.****
>
> ** **
>
> If I ran it interactively, authentication just didn't go through, so it
> looked like the username or password is incorrect.****
>
> After I reverted back to 1.7.10 everything works as expected.****
>
> ** **
>
> svnsync is called from a hook on the master server :****
>
> ** **
>
> #!/bin/ksh****
>
> REPOS=`basename $1`****
>
> TMPFILE=/var/tmp/svnsync.$$****
>
> /usr/bin/svnsync sync --non-interactive --quiet \****
>
> --sync-username svnsync http://example.com/reposync/${REPOS} > $TMPFILE
> 2>&1****
>
> if [[ $? -ne 0 && -s $TMPFILE ]] ; then****
>
> mail -s "svnsync failed" root < $TMPFILE****
>
> fi****
>
> rm -f $TMPFILE****
>
> exit 0****
>
> ** **
>
> Slave server is properly initialized:****
>
> ** **
>
> sudo -u apache svn pg svn:sync-from-url --revprop -r 0 --username
> svnsync http://example.com/reposync/repo1****
>
> ** **
>
> http://example.com/svn/repo1****
>
> ** **
>
> ** **
>
> I was receiving errors like this in e-mail:****
>
> ** **
>
> svnsync: E175002: Unable to connect to a repository at URL '
> http://example.com/reposync/repo1'
> svnsync: E175002: OPTIONS of 'http://example.com/reposync/repo1': could
> not connect to server (http://example.com)****
>
> ** **
>
> or this****
>
> ** **
>
> svnsync: E175002: PROPFIND of '/reposync/repo2/!svn/rev/0': could not
> connect to server (http://example.com)****
>
> ** **
>
> ** **
>
> Regards,****
>
> Vadym****
>
> ** **
>
> ** **
>
> On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 12:07 PM, Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl> wrote:****
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Vadym Chepkov [mailto:vchepkov_at_gmail.com]
> > Sent: zondag 30 juni 2013 22:58
> > To: Ryan Schmidt
> > Cc: users_at_subversion.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: svnsync 1.8.0 fails if htdigest authentication is used
> >
> >
> > On Jun 30, 2013, at 2:18 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > On Jun 30, 2013, at 07:06, Vadym Chepkov wrote:
> > >
> > >> After I upgraded to 1.8.0, svnsync process started to fail. I am using
> > apache 2.2.3. I suspect it's really serf's problem (1.2.1), but
> nevertheless I had
> > to revert back to 1.7.10. Is this a known limitation?
> > >
> > > You said you upgraded to 1.8.0. Was that the computer running svnsync,
> or
> > the server serving the original repository, or both?
> > >
> > > What error message did you get?
> >
> >
> > Both source and destination run under Linux. Authentication fails, I see
> 401 in
> > the apache's access log.
> >****
>
> Hi,
>
> I expected a problem related to some recent fixes in serf that should be
> available in the next release, but one of the serf developers ensured me
> that it was not this problem.
>
> <@lgo> Bert: serf 1.2.1 fixed an issue with htdigest, no server
> authentication issues are known.
> <@lgo> I have no problem syncing a repository on a server using digest
> either
> <@lgo> that is, from a repository over ra_serf with digest authn to
> ra_local.
> <@lgo> The thread on users doesn't contain a lot of info, and I'm not
> subscribed to users. So if you can get some more info about his setup,
> exact
> error message, whether that's directly or after a while ... I will look
> into
> it further.
>
> So I would repeat Ryan's request. Can you show us what goes wrong (with
> what
> error) and how we can reproduce this problem?
>
> It is quite interesting to know if this happens directly at the start or
> after a huge chunk of work was completed.
>
> Bert****
>
> ** **
>
Received on 2013-07-02 21:38:51 CEST

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