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From Robert Newson <>
Subject Re: Weirdness when deleting finished replication task
Date Mon, 06 May 2013 09:46:23 GMT
Hi Stefan,

The two 5- revisions shows the document was in conflict, and the
function_clause is a bug. I've fixed the bug but I'll explain it too.
When a user reads a document from _replicator, a special function is
run to remove credentials if the user is not the owner of the
document. The bug is that it assumes both "source" and "target" fields
always exist when it's called, which isn't true if the document is


On 5 May 2013 09:33, Stefan Kögl <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I noticed some weird behaviour when deleting a finished replication task
> from the _replicator db on a CouchDB 1.3. It seems that a GET on the doc
> didn't return the correct _rev.
> I've collected relevant logs at
> Short summary:
> * GET a replication doc to extract _rev
> * DELETE doc with _rev returns 409
> * use python-couchdb to delete doc works (uses HEAD request to extract _rev)
> * access deleted replication doc: function_clause error
> I could not reproduce that so far, but will keep trying. Any ideas /
> questions based on the info so far?
> -- Stefan

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