svn repo KeepAlive Off?

Blair Zajac blair at
Fri Jul 12 14:16:12 PDT 2013

On 07/12/2013 02:00 PM, Daniel J. Luke wrote:
> On Jul 12, 2013, at 4:55 PM, "Daniel J. Luke" <dluke at> wrote:
>> On Jul 12, 2013, at 3:35 PM, Daniel J. Luke <dluke at> wrote:
>>> svn 1.8.0 doesn't want to authenticate to MacPorts' svn, this is probably due to the bug in serf discussed on the subversion -users lists (!topic/subversion_users/KZfUsH7Mg28) [I didn't verify, but it seems likely)...
>>> would it be reasonable to get KeepAlive set to 'on' (which is probably useful anyway)? Hopefully a new serf release will happen shortly which will fix this, but in the meantime it would make things easier for me ;-)
>> incidentally, I've got subversion 1.8.0 working (and ready for a commit along with all of the bindings ports) but I don't want to break every MacPorts developer who is using svn - so unless I hear otherwise from everyone, I'll sit on it until either we get a MacPorts svn config update or we get a new serf (1.3?) that fixes this issue.
> I guess another option would be to patch our serf ( ... I haven't checked to see if this applies cleanly to serf 1.2.1 (or if it actually fixes the issue or not), though.
> Thoughts?

I said to Daniel privately, but re-iterate, I suggest waiting for the 
next serf and svn 1.8.1.  Is anybody in a rush to get 1.8.0?


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