Subversion book 301 error [PATCH]

Ben Collins-Sussman sussman at
Tue Mar 29 11:50:43 CST 2005

On Mar 27, 2005, at 7:27 PM, Laurent Somers wrote:

> Hi,
> I think the appendix B entry on the 301 error is incomplete. I had no
> common paths in the  httpd.conf, yet I got the error. The entry in the
> SVN book did point me in the right direction though.
> The reason was that there was a real subdirectory under the htdocs
> root with the same name as the virtual one, so the cause was not
> entirely within httpd.conf.
> Suggested change:
> <para>It means your httpd.conf is misconfigured or a conflict between
> real and virtual paths.  Usually this error happens when you've
> defined the Subversion virtual <quote>location</quote> to exist within
> two different scopes at the same time or that the virtual one
> conflicts with a real one.</para>

Appendix B is a woeful shadow of the 'real' FAQ on subversion's 
website.  You can repost your suggestion as a patch to the 
project_faq.html file, and send to dev at

(Meanwhile, I'm trying to scheme up a way to automatically convert 
project_faq.html into docbook-xml, so the book can stay in sync!)

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