Good way to use SVN is through https and apache using mod_dav and mod_dav_svn.
While debugging and trying different settings I was able to see all of these error messages before correct combination for configuration was found. Best ways to debug are Eclipse SVN “Edit Repository Location” view that displays useful error message when clicking finish. Apache access log and error log are also very useful.
Eclipse Get repository folder children operation failed. svn: Malformed XML Netbeans org.tigris.subversion.javahl.ClientException: Malformed XML Error while performing action: Repository moved permanently to 'https://marguspala.com/testproject/'; please relocate PROPFIND requests with a Depth of "infinity" are not allowed for /testproject/. org.tigris.subversion.javahl.ClientException: svn: PROPFIND of '/testproject': 405 Method Not Allowed (https://marguspala.com)This could have the following meaning(s): - the folder specified in the repository URL does not exist on the host - your proxy does not allow the svn command you have invoked 184.108.40.206 - - [13/Sep/2011:12:38:03 +0200] "PROPFIND /testproject HTTP/1.1" 405 659 "-" "SVN/1.6.15 SVNKit/1.3.5 (http://svnkit.com/) r7406
To avoid most of these errors use Location conf exactly like this:
<Location /testproject> DAV svn SVNPath /svn/testproject AuthType Basic AuthName "Test svn project" AuthUserFile /etc/subversion/passwd Require valid-user </Location>
Most important is to never ever use trailing slash in Location directive.