[opencms-dev] WebDAV: 'Error in repository while executing method "PUT"' for Images

Andrea Puddu docpuddu at tiscali.it
Wed Feb 24 17:06:54 CET 2010

Hi Ahmed,
thanks for pointing this out.

I've been experiencing the same problem for a long time. I did some 
google searches to clarify the reason of this issue but I'm still 
looking for a solution.

Let's see if anyone can help us.


Andrea Puddu
docpuddu at tiscali dot it

A. Motaz ha scritto:
> Hello all,
> I'm new to OpenCms, and I inherited a large website. Big learning 
> curve, but I'm doing relatively good so far hacking my way through and 
> slowly picking up pace.
> But I'm stuck at one issue that I hope you can help me with (and 
> excuse my ignorance if it's too silly). I edit VFS files either using 
> the the Edit option from the workplace, or via WebDAV. My problem with 
> WebDAV is that, for some reason, I cannot replace/overwrite IMAGES. 
> All other files seem to be working OK, but when it comes to 
> downloading an image to the real file system, editing it, and putting 
> it back into the VFS, it gives an error "An error occurred copying 
> some or all of the selected files."
> I am currently using the Web Folders method, but the same problem 
> happens with Eclipse and a little app called AnyClient.
> Checking OpenCms (v7.0.5) logs, I found this exception when I try to 
> copy an image back to the VFS. Below are the first few lines of the 
> stack trace:
> --- snip ---
> 23 Feb 2010 11:44:35,859 ERROR [pencms.webdav.CmsWebdavServlet:2063] 
> Error in repository while executing method "PUT" for path 
> "/vfspath/to/image.jpg"
> java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Malformed \uxxxx encoding.
>  at java.util.Properties.loadConvert(Unknown Source)
>  at java.util.Properties.load0(Unknown Source)
>  at java.util.Properties.load(Unknown Source)
>  at 
> org.opencms.file.wrapper.CmsResourceWrapperUtils.writePropertyFile(CmsResourceWrapperUtils.java:366)
> --- /snip ---
> I seems to be a problem with the property file (which, btw, I do not 
> attempt to replace) It is also worth noting that it works fine if the 
> file does not already exist. Again, this only happens, so far, with 
> images only.
> Any thoughts on how to fix this? Ideas are highly appreciated.
> Thank in advance!
> Ahmed
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