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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] I'm locked out of my WebDAV folder! Help!
Date Thu, 19 Aug 2004 17:22:16 GMT
On Thu, 19 Aug 2004 10:09:57 -0600, Siegfried Heintze
<> wrote:
> OK, I now delete the DAV lock files and try it again. Now I able to lock the
> file (according to cadaver, but not the logs) and download the contents into
> a temporary file and edit them with vi. However, after making changes,
> Cadaver cannot upload them. Here is the entry from the error logs:
> [Thu Aug 19 09:51:15 2004] [error] [client] Could not LOCK
> /cgi-source/test/ due to a failed precondition (e.g. other locks).
> [423, #0]
> [Thu Aug 19 09:51:15 2004] [error] [client] Existing lock(s) on
> the requested resource prevent an exclusive lock.  [423, #0]
> Here is the session with cadaver:
> Username: siegfried
> Password:
> dav:/cgi-source/> cd test
> dav:/cgi-source/test/> edit
> Locking `': succeeded.
> Downloading `/cgi-source/test/' to /tmp/cadaver-edit-b00200
> Progress: [=============================>] 100.0% of 616 bytes succeeded.
> Running editor: `vi /tmp/cadaver-edit-b00200'...
> Changes were made.
> Uploading changes to `/cgi-source/test/'
> Progress: [                              ]   0.0% of 718 bytes failed:
> Could not send request body: Connection aborted
> Try uploading again (y/n)?

There is obviously some issue with Cadaver's locking and mod_dav.  You
can avoid the problem by not using the "edit" command in cadaver
(which implicitly does locking).  If you want to diagnose it, you need
to start by looking at the full access and error logs from the start
of the session to the end.  You probably would also have better luck
on the cadaver (or even mod_dav) mailing list, since there will be
people who have better knowledge of DAV locking.


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