[Help-gnutls] Re: Strange problem with SVN and mod_gnutls

Simon Josefsson simon at josefsson.org
Tue Jun 9 09:34:14 CEST 2009

Tobias Gruetzmacher <tobias-lists at 23.gs> writes:

> Hi,
> I have a very strange problem with gnutls on both ends of the
> communication, maybe someone on this list knows how to fix this:
> Software configuration:
> Server:
> Apache2 (prefork)      2.2.9-10+lenny2
> mod_gnutls             0.5.4
> GnuTLS                 2.4.2-6+lenny1
> Client:
> Subversion             1.5.6dfsg-1
> LibNeon                0.28.4-2
> GnuTLS                 2.6.6-1
> When trying to check out the repository with Subversion, I get this
> error:
> svn: OPTIONS of 'https://XXX/svn': Could not read chunk size: SSL error:
> Too many empty record packets have been received. (https://XXX)
> The only workaround I have found so far: Switching the Subversion client
> to libserf, which is linked against OpenSSL... But I don't like that
> solution, since I don't want to instruct every user to change his client
> config... Is there anything I can do on the server side?


I wonder what triggers the empty packets.  Can you enable GnuTLS
debugging in the client and post the debug log?


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