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Re: Setup Problems

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-10-24 19:47:36 CEST

SVNUSAR wrote:

> I am trying to dubug an apache virtual host on port 8080 using Apache2 on a
> box that has IIS.
> This is what I have in my httpd.conf file:
> <VirtualHost *:8080>
> ServerName www.mywebsite.net
> DocumentRoot d:/mywebsite
> <Location /MYrepos>
> DAV svn
> SVNPath "d:/MYrepos"
> AuthType Basic
> AuthName "Subversion repository"
> AuthUserFile "d:/MYrepos/.htaccess"
> Require valid-user
> </Location>
> </VirtualHost>
> I changed the name of the actual website.
> My problem is that I cannot ping the site....

basic server knowledge: ping runs on a different port than a webserver,
and it's a completely different service. If ping doesn't work that
doesn't mean that the webserver isn't running.

> Could it be that svnserve is running? Or should svnserve be running anyway?

Now what? Are you using apache or svnserve?

> I am so confused...I ve been on this problem for days now.

But you never read the docs?
It seems to me that this would be the very first thing to do. Your mail
indicates that you haven't read them, otherwise you would at least know
the difference between svnserve and apache based setups.

> What I want to do is access the repository through Tortoise, and I know it
> had worked before for others.

Sure! There are thousands of SVN servers out there. For example
Sourceforge offers svn hosting, and even Google does now.

> I keep getting an error Propfind 405 method not allowed...

Think now please:
* you're receiving an error. What does the error tell you? Hmmm - 'not
allowed' could mean.... you don't have the rights to do what you want.
* apache has an error log file where it writes stuff in it. Find that
file and read the last few lines. You will see there your attempt to
connect to it and Apaches error for it.
* read the docs!

> I should at least be able to ping it right? please help.

No. As I said: ping is something different.

> also, when I try to restart apache it has the message:
> d:/mywebsite does not exist...
> and it does not, however this is how the file was set up before I was on the
> project

And it worked before? Somehow I seriously doubt that. The first
indication that this has never worked before is in your configuration:

> AuthUserFile "d:/MYrepos/.htaccess"

Please read the docs. Please do!
You will find in there what AuthUserFile is used for, and that you
definitely should not point it to your repository path nor to the
.htaccess file.

> what should be in DocumentRoot?

Your website.

Now, please go and read the docs.


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