svn: E204900: Path is not canonicalized; there is a problem with the client.

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Problem

A repository cannot be indexed due to error in some of the file paths.

The following appears in the atlassian-fisheye-yyyy-MM-dd.log

2017-06-27 15:30:20,347 WARN  [InitPing2 SampleRepo ] fisheye BaseRepositoryScanner-handleSlurpException - Problem processing revisions from repository SampleRepo due to class com.cenqua.fisheye.rep.RepositoryClientException - java.lang.IllegalStateException: Can't overwrite cause with org.tmatesoft.svn.core.SVNException: svn: E204900: Path 'http://example.com/file.jpg' is not canonicalized; there is a problem with the client.
    svn: E175002: REPORT of '/SampleRepo/!svn/vcc/default': 400 Bad Request (http://example.com)
com.cenqua.fisheye.rep.RepositoryClientException: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Can't overwrite cause with org.tmatesoft.svn.core.SVNException: svn: E204900: Path 'http://example.com/file.png' is not canonicalized; there is a problem with the client.
    svn: E175002: REPORT of '/SampleRepo/!svn/vcc/default': 400 Bad Request (http://example)
	at com.cenqua.fisheye.svn.SvnThrottledClient.executeNoThrottle(SvnThrottledClient.java:189) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.cenqua.fisheye.svn.SvnThrottledClient.execute(SvnThrottledClient.java:158) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.cenqua.fisheye.svn.SvnThrottledClient.diff(SvnThrottledClient.java:214) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.atlassian.fisheye.svn.Svn2Infill2Processor.processDiffPaths(Svn2Infill2Processor.java:888) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.atlassian.fisheye.svn.Svn2Infill2Processor.infillChangeSet(Svn2Infill2Processor.java:272) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.atlassian.fisheye.svn.Svn2Infill2Processor.access$100(Svn2Infill2Processor.java:92) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.atlassian.fisheye.svn.Svn2Infill2Processor$1.perform(Svn2Infill2Processor.java:143) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.atlassian.fisheye.svn.Svn2Infill2Processor$1.perform(Svn2Infill2Processor.java:127) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.cenqua.fisheye.cache.BaseRevisionCache.withDbWriteLock(BaseRevisionCache.java:1074) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.atlassian.fisheye.svn.Svn2Infill2Processor.process(Svn2Infill2Processor.java:127) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.atlassian.fisheye.svn.Svn2Scanner.infillRepository(Svn2Scanner.java:233) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.atlassian.fisheye.svn.Svn2Scanner.slurpRepository(Svn2Scanner.java:219) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.atlassian.fisheye.svn.Svn2Scanner.doSlurpTransaction(Svn2Scanner.java:184) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.cenqua.fisheye.rep.BaseRepositoryScanner.ping(BaseRepositoryScanner.java:73) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.cenqua.fisheye.rep.BaseRepositoryEngine.doSlurp(BaseRepositoryEngine.java:85) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.cenqua.fisheye.rep.RepositoryEngine.slurp(RepositoryEngine.java:419) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.cenqua.fisheye.rep.ping.IndexingPingRequest.doRequest(IndexingPingRequest.java:28) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.cenqua.fisheye.rep.ping.IncrementalPingRequest.doRequest(IncrementalPingRequest.java:30) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.cenqua.fisheye.rep.ping.PingRequest$1.run(PingRequest.java:55) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.cenqua.fisheye.util.NamedExecution.run(NamedExecution.java:27) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.cenqua.fisheye.rep.ping.PingRequest.process(PingRequest.java:52) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.cenqua.fisheye.rep.RepositoryHandle.processPingRequests(RepositoryHandle.java:211) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1142) [?:1.8.0_131]
	at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:617) [?:1.8.0_131]
	at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:748) [?:1.8.0_131]
Caused by: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Can't overwrite cause with org.tmatesoft.svn.core.SVNException: svn: E204900: Path 'http://example.com/file.png' is not canonicalized; there is a problem with the client.
    svn: E175002: REPORT of '/SampleRepo/!svn/vcc/default': 400 Bad Request (http://example.com)
	at java.lang.Throwable.initCause(Throwable.java:457) [?:1.8.0_131]
	at org.tmatesoft.svn.core.javahl17.SVNClientImpl.getClientException(SVNClientImpl.java:1536) [svnkit-javahl16-1.9.0-r10609-atlassian-hosted.jar:?]
	at org.tmatesoft.svn.core.javahl17.SVNClientImpl.diff(SVNClientImpl.java:1190) [svnkit-javahl16-1.9.0-r10609-atlassian-hosted.jar:?]
	at org.tmatesoft.svn.core.javahl17.SVNClientImpl.diff(SVNClientImpl.java:1004) [svnkit-javahl16-1.9.0-r10609-atlassian-hosted.jar:?]
	at org.apache.subversion.javahl.SVNClient.diff(SVNClient.java:203) [svnkit-javahl16-1.9.0-r10609-atlassian-hosted.jar:?]
	at com.cenqua.fisheye.svn.SvnThrottledClient$3.call(SvnThrottledClient.java:218) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.cenqua.fisheye.svn.SvnThrottledClient$3.call(SvnThrottledClient.java:215) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:266) [?:1.8.0_131]
	at com.cenqua.fisheye.svn.SvnTask.access$101(SvnTask.java:13) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.cenqua.fisheye.svn.SvnTask$1.run(SvnTask.java:35) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.cenqua.fisheye.util.NamedExecution.run(NamedExecution.java:27) [fisheye.jar:?]
	at com.cenqua.fisheye.svn.SvnTask.run(SvnTask.java:30) [fisheye.jar:?]
	... 3 more
Caused by: org.apache.subversion.javahl.ClientException: svn: E204900: Path 'http://example.com/file.png' is not canonicalized; there is a problem with the client.
    svn: E175002: REPORT of '/SampleRepo/!svn/vcc/default': 400 Bad Request (http://example.com)
	at org.apache.subversion.javahl.ClientException.fromException(ClientException.java:117) [svnkit-javahl16-1.9.0-r10609-atlassian-hosted.jar:?]
	at org.tmatesoft.svn.core.javahl17.SVNClientImpl.getClientException(SVNClientImpl.java:1535) [svnkit-javahl16-1.9.0-r10609-atlassian-hosted.jar:?]
	... 13 more
2017-06-27 15:30:20,349 INFO  [InitPing2 SampleRepo ] fisheye RepositoryEngine-startPause - Repository scanner paused. Error: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Can't overwrite cause with org.tmatesoft.svn.core.SVNException: svn: E204900: Path 'http://example.com/file.png' is not canonicalized; there is a problem with the client.
    svn: E175002: REPORT of '/SampleRepo/!svn/vcc/default': 400 Bad Request (http://example.com)


Cause

The issue is due to a SVN bug (fixed with Subversion 1.8.x) that does not properly canonicalise URIs before passing them to the client and generating the parsing error.

Workaround

Configure Fisheye to use Native Subversion Client

Resolution

Upgrade your Subversion server to a more recent version.

Last modified on Nov 2, 2018

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