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Permissions Problem

From: Richard Lichvar <rlichvar_at_sainc.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 13:16:28 -0400

We recently moved some SVN repositories from an RHEL 5 configuration to
a CentOS 5.3 configuration. At the same time we upgraded Subversion to
1.6.3. We are having various, seemingly TortoiseSVN-related, problems.
For example, some users can Switch w/o a problem and some can't. Some
people can Relocate and some can't. Some can do a repo browse w/o a
problem on some repositories but not on others. We haven't yet been able
to establish a specific pattern. For some people, deleting cached
credentials seems to have fixed the problem. For others this is not the


Most of the time, the error returned by TortoiseSVN is as follows:


"Error: Server sent unexpected return value (403 Forbidden) in response


Permissions have been checked on all repositories. The ownership
permissions are apache:apache. (Is there a particular chmod that should
be done? I'm fairly new to Linux/Apache and very new to Subversion. I
administer a large number of Windows-based servers and applications so
Linux and Linux applications are a very small part of my duties.)


Many thanks in advance for any help you can provide!


Rich Lichvar


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