Yep, you read it right… You can’t have svn following a “302 Found” HTTP redirection.
Yesterday I spent the afternoon checking apache configuration on amphitrite in search of mistake, because doing a svn checkout on http:// (which should be then redirected to https:// for authentication) I only got an error like this:
Then I start doubting if it was svn fault, and talking in IRC with an upstream developer, I get the confirm:
<kaeso> just a simple question: does the svn client handle "302 Found" redirection?
<kaeso> the error I got is normal, or is a misconfiguration on my side?
<rooneg> svn doesn't currently handle redirects at all, you just get an error code