Proper way of working Bazaar with Subversion repos with authentication

Hendy Irawan gauldong at
Sat Aug 11 02:14:36 BST 2007

Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> Hi Hendy,
> Am Samstag, den 11.08.2007, 07:55 +0700 schrieb Hendy Irawan:
>> What is the proper way of working on Bazaar with Subversion?
>> I try:
>> ceefour at ojalanow:~/project/humblia$ bzr branch 
>> ''
>> bzr: ERROR: Invalid http response for 
>> Unable to handle http code 401: expected 200 or 404 for full response.
>> I can svn ls to the URL just fine.
>> I'm usually using SVK to work offline with a Subversion repository.
>> After hearing a lot of good things about Bazaar, I'm beginning to think 
>> that Bazaar with bzr-svn can be a good substitute/alternative to SVK. 
>> Besides I really want to try it anyway.
> Bazaar always tries to find a native bzr branch first when you specify a
> location. If the server returns some error indicating that the specified
> files was present it tries if a branch in some other format (such as
> Subversion) is present. In the case of a 401 it apparently immediately
> aborts. I'm not sure whether this is the right thing to do but I'm also
> not sure whether ignoring the 401 and trying other formats, such as svn,
> is ok.
> Is this by any chance a google-code hosted project?
> As a work-around you can tell bzr that the repository is a subversion
> repository by prefixing the url with 'svn+', e.g.:
> $ bzr branch svn+
> Cheers,
> Jelmer

THANKS Jelmer!!

Is this issue noted in the documentation somewhere? Cause I'd love to 
post it on my web blog

Thanks :-)

Hendy Irawan

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