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RE: Method not allowed exception

From: Geoff Field <Geoff_Field_at_aapl.com.au>
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:12:54 +1100

Sorry for top-posting, but although Brane is right, he's not being as helpful as he could.

Stefano, I had pretty much the same issue. A workaround is to only do actions (other than Commit) on unlocked working copies. That is, before doing a copy (in particular), make sure all locks are released.

The fix that worked for me was to update the server. I downloaded the Wandisco server binaries (which are patched with the fix to this issue) and then copied mod_dav*.so to the modules directory of the Apache installation that we have actually working. (Ideally, I'd just install and run the Wandisco binaries, but with our configuration it was easiest to get working by just doing the copy.)

Regards,

Geoff

        From: Branko Čibej
        Sent: Friday, 15 November 2013 18:09 PM
        To: users_at_subversion.apache.org
        Subject: Re: Method not allowed exception
        
        
        On 15.11.2013 07:47, Stefano Fraccaro wrote:
        

                Il 14/11/2013 22:35, Ben Reser ha scritto:
                

                        Can you elaborate what method you're seeing method not allowed with? Or if you
                        were running a svn client what command you were running?
                        

                TortoiseSVN > SVN Checkout
                

                        The one case where we made such a change that comes to mind is with LOCK. LOCK
                        per the RFC can lock files that don't exist (otherwise known as an unmapped url
                        or null resources).
                        
                        http://webdav.org/specs/rfc4918.html#lock-unmapped-urls
                        http://webdav.org/specs/rfc2518.html#rfc.section.7.4
                        
                        We only support this when SVNAutoversioning is turned on and return a method
                        not allowed error if this isn't turned on. We felt that the method not allowed
                        error was the logical error to return.
                        
                        The other cases where we return method not allowed typically are cases where we
                        don't allow that method on regular URLs unless auto-versioning is enabled.
                        
                        

                We have an apache installation with subversion modules ( http://webserver/ ).
                All our repositories are in svn subfolder ( http://webserver/svn/RepositoryName )
                If I checkout the url 'http://webserver/badname/RepositoryName', subversion
                return '405 Method not allowed' instead of '404 Url not found'.
                
                
                Unexpected HTTP status 405 Method Not Allowed on '/badname/RepositoryName'
                Additional errors:
                PROPFIND request on '/badname/RepositoryName' failed: 405 Method not allowed
                

        I think you are mistaken, this error probably not returned by Subversion (since it's not configured on that location) but by the Apache HTTPd server itself. Most likely your server interprets the request as a PROPFIND on directory "badname" within the directory defined by the server configuration option DocumentRoot. The default server configuration probably only allows GET requests on such paths; which makes a kind of sense, since the PROPFIND method is defined by the DAV protocol, not HTTP itself.
        
        -- Brane
        
        
        --
        Branko Čibej | Director of Subversion
        WANdisco // Non-Stop Data
        e. brane_at_wandisco.com

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