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Bug: Svn client will no longer connect to old SVN server

From: Michael Back <mback_at_qti.qualcomm.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 07:43:43 +0000

Hello Subversion folks,

When I upgraded to the latest version of my Linux OS (Ubuntu 20.04) and installed Subversion 1.13.0 client, svn could no longer connect to our company's old subversion server via https.

$ svn --version
svn, version 1.13.0 (r1867053)
   compiled Mar 24 2020, 12:33:36 on x86_64-pc-linux-gnu

Copyright (C) 2019 The Apache Software Foundation.
This software consists of contributions made by many people;
see the NOTICE file for more information.
Subversion is open source software, see http://subversion.apache.org/

The following repository access (RA) modules are available:

* ra_svn : Module for accessing a repository using the svn network protocol.
  - with Cyrus SASL authentication
  - handles 'svn' scheme
* ra_local : Module for accessing a repository on local disk.
  - handles 'file' scheme
* ra_serf : Module for accessing a repository via WebDAV protocol using serf.
  - using serf 1.3.9 (compiled with 1.3.9)
  - handles 'http' scheme
  - handles 'https' scheme

The following authentication credential caches are available:

* Gnome Keyring
* GPG-Agent
* KWallet (KDE)
$ svn update
Updating '.':
svn: E170013: Unable to connect to a repository at URL 'https://something.something.com/repos/something/trunk'
svn: E120171: Error running context: An error occurred during SSL communication

Doing a checkout results in the same error.

The server (I am told) is running RHEL 6.10 with OpenSSL 1.0.1.

I understand that the old server is limited to using the old insecure TLSv1... I'm not IT though with no power to upgrade the server... and I just want to use our internal system. How do I configure the new svn to connect to the old server?


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