www/79659: cvsweb cannot cope with %

Dan Langille dan at langille.org
Fri Apr 8 03:40:09 PDT 2005

The following reply was made to PR www/79659; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Dan Langille" <dan at langille.org>
To: "Simon L. Nielsen" <simon at FreeBSD.org>
Cc: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org, scop at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: www/79659: cvsweb cannot cope with %
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2005 06:37:16 -0400

 On 8 Apr 2005 at 9:40, Simon L. Nielsen wrote:
 > On 2005.04.07 20:03:11 -0400, Dan Langille wrote:
 > > cvsweb cannot cope with files containing %
 > A quick check of my local FreeBSD source mirror shows that the most
 > recent cvsweb (which can be found in ports/) seem to handle this, so
 > the solution is probably to upgrade cvsweb on www.FreeBSD.org.
 Thank you for looking in this.
 I have an unproven theory that the problem is not cvsweb.
 > We should probably test that FreshPorts can work with the new version
 > before setting it in "production".
 Your investigation prompted me to check my local repository which 
 uses cvsweb-2.0.6.  cvsweb has no problem with that file.  I see that 
 FreeBSD is using FreeBSD-CVSweb 2.0.6.  It has a problem with that 
 This suggests that the problem may not be with cvsweb, but with 
 something else.  The error message:
 Bad Request
 Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand.
 A grep of the repo projects/cvsweb does not find "Bad Request".  This 
 also suggests it could be something other than cvsweb that is 
 displaying this message.
 > I have CC'ed the cvsweb maintainer to hear if he has any comments on
 > the impact of doing an upgrade (mainly if there are any know
 > incompatibilities).
 Perhaps he knows about the above mentioned error message displayed 
 when browsing to 
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