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February 14, 2005

Subversion and Squid

I've recently signed up with the lovely people at TextDrive. One of the deal makers for me was that they allow you to host Subversion repositories. Finally, I can have a place to put all of my bits and bobs of code that aren't part of any particular project and therefore don't really belong on SourceForge.

Setting up my first repository was simplicity itself, thanks mainly to the patience of the sterling folk at the TextDrive Help Desk. I was undone when I tried to import a few files into my shiny repository. Whatever I tried ended in HTTP errors.

To cut a long story short the current theory is that it's because my ISP uses Squid as a proxy cache and it needs to be tweaked to support Subversion's extensions to HTTP.

I'll leave it to the reader to imagine the conversation I had with their technical support people ("No, I'm not running Internet Explorer ", "It's an HTTP header, you know, like PUT or GET. You spell it P-U-T, oh never mind, who do I send an email to?").

Suffice it to say I've still not got any access to my Subversion repository. Hopefully with a little prodding they will make the necessary changes and I will become a hero to all of TPG's customers.

Posted by Andy Todd at February 14, 2005 02:20 PM


Can you move your repository to a different port, and probably avoiding your ISP's Squid cache (which would only look at port 80)?

Posted by: Ian Bicking on February 15, 2005 01:55 PM