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RE: Newbie question

From: Lübbe Onken <l.onken_at_rac.de>
Date: 2006-04-28 09:52:14 CEST

Joe Schirmer wrote:

> I'm running apache v2.0 and svn v1.3.1 on a lunix server (RHEL4).


> But the problem is when I try to commit a modified file I get the
following error in TortoiseSVN:
> Error: Commit failed (details follow):
> Error: Can't create directory
'/var/lib/svnTest01/db/transactions/1-1.txn': Permission denied
> I also get the following in my httpd/error_log in on my linux
> [Thu Apr 27 18:51:37 2006] [error] [client]
Could not create activity
/svnTest01/!svn/act/24e30a13-f6f5-fb40-b206-a650c4c5e116. [500, #0]
> [Thu Apr 27 18:51:37 2006] [error] [client]
could not begin a transaction [500, #13]
> [Thu Apr 27 18:51:37 2006] [error] [client]
Can't create directory '/var/lib/svnTest01/db/transactions/1-1.txn':
Permission denied [500, #13]
> [Thu Apr 27 19:03:54 2006] [error] [client]
Directory index forbidden by rule: /var/www/html/
> The repository is owned by apache and I've double checked the write
permissions for apache. What else do I need to do or check on to get the
commit to work?
Generally speaking you should be better off asking this kind of question on
the subversion users list, because it clearly indicates a server config
problem and not a client problem. I can try to give you some hints, but I'm
not an apache wizard.

I assume that you are accessing the repository via http(s)?

The path "/var/lib/svnTest01/" sounds a bit like a strange place to put a
repository. Does apache have write access there? Did you create the
repository as root and forgot to "chown -R" it? My suggestion is to put
apache in a "svn" group, create a user "svn" who is member of this group as
well and create all repositories as that user.

- Lübbe

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