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Re: Installing SVN Server on Windows using just binary distributions?

From: Jostein Christoffer Andersen <jostein_at_josander.net>
Date: 2003-02-13 09:41:46 CET

On Thursday 13 February 2003 08.16, Andreas Schildbach wrote:

> > You may want to try to install subversion one more time, just
> > remenber to stop Apache before reinstalling. libdb40.dll will not be
> > installed/updated if Apache runs with mod_dav_svn.co or another
> > libdb40.dll depended module.
>
> I'm afraid this does not work either. The Subversion install program
> does not do any changes to the Apache2 directory. No libdb40.dll, no
> mod_dav_svn.so and no changes to httpd.conf.

True, the installer do not alter the Apache directory but it will in the
future. Apache are using libdb40.dll in Subversion's Path (or another
libdb40.dll if it's found first) when you are using mod_dav_svn.so.

> On the other hand it did add to my PATH variable (c:\Program
> Files\Subversion).

Did not the installer do that job? In that case: The installer may have a
bug

> Can you please exactly describe what I have to do by hand in order to
> get Subversion working?

I don't see that you have done anything wrong but I have had similar
problems by myself.
I had to uninstall the Apache service from the system and install it
again manually. This is what I did (and I don't know why it worked):

1. Stop your Apache service
2. Open a console window and cd to the apache.exe binary folder.
3. Uninstall the Apache _service_ from your from your system by
   running this command:
      apache -k uninstall
4. Install the service again by typing:
      apache -k install

It looks like Apache have trouble to run if it's installed as an service
before mod_dav_svn.so are included in your httpd.conf file. The
reinstalling of the service should fix this.

Good luck

Jostein

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