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Re: The specified activity does not exist, again.

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2002-07-23 20:16:01 CEST

On Tue, Jul 23, 2002 at 01:10:05PM -0500, Nicholas Riley wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 23, 2002 at 03:05:07AM -0700, Greg Stein wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 23, 2002 at 04:31:08AM -0500, Nicholas Riley wrote:
> > >...
> > > svn_error: #21110 : <Activity not found>
> > >
> > > The specified activity does not exist.
> >
> > We've seen this when the REPOS/dav/ directory is not writable by the httpd
> > process. Check the permissions to ensure Apache can write to the dav/
> > directory (and db/, of course).
> This indeed is the problem. I'm sure you're aware the error message
> isn't so great, and it will be fixed. :-)
> Is there any documentation on the permissions required for the
> Subversion server to run? It seems strange (but I don't know anything
> about Berkeley DB) that db/ has to be _writable_ by httpd in order to
> allow _read-only_ access via HTTP or WebDAV. Is this a Berkeley DB
> issue or a Subversion one?

it's not an "issue", it's just "the way things work". when you access
a subversion repository in a "read only" manner you often actually are
writing to it, because you're creating a transaction, which involves
writing to the db. just because you're not changing the data stored
in subversion doesn't mean it isn't keeping track of some bookkeeping
info about you in the database.


garrett rooney                    Remember, any design flaw you're 
rooneg@electricjellyfish.net      sufficiently snide about becomes  
http://electricjellyfish.net/     a feature.       -- Dan Sugalski
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