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Problem with svn: Cannot negotiate authentication mechanism

I have installed svn server on FreeBSD with sasl authentication. Here is config of my repository:

anon-access = none
auth-access = write
realm = project

use-sasl = true
min-encryption = 128
max-encryption = 256

I have face the challenge when I tried to “svn checkout” repository from the Fedora 8:

#svn checkout svn://
#svn: Cannot negotiate authentication mechanism

In my case it means, that subversion was installed without Cyrus SASL authentication. You can check it:
#svn --version
svn, version 1.4.4 (r25188)
compiled Sep 2 2007, 14:30:15

Copyright (C) 2000-2006 CollabNet.
Subversion is open source software, see
This product includes software developed by CollabNet (http://www.Collab.Net/).
The following repository access (RA) modules are available:
* ra_dav : Module for accessing a repository via WebDAV (DeltaV) protocol.
- handles 'http' scheme
- handles 'https' scheme
* ra_svn : Module for accessing a repository using the svn network protocol.
- handles 'svn' scheme

* ra_local : Module for accessing a repository on local disk.
- handles 'file' scheme

Subversion with Cyrus SASL authentication available only from the 1.5 version
So, if you have subversion older version than 1.5 – “Cannot negotiate authentication mechanism“- you have to update subversion.
Fedora 8 is not supports anymore. And if you want use svn with Cyrus SASL authentication you have to upgrade Fedora or build rpm package with new version subversion.

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