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Upgrade to Fedora Core nightmare

From: P. Scott DeVos <scott_at_savingtree.com>
Date: 2004-03-05 22:47:29 CET

I've been using subversion for many months, but I am new to this list.

I have been using subversion for RedHat 9 since the day the rpms were
available from


and it has been working (extremely) well.

I upgraded my server to Fedora Core 1 from RedHat 9 last night. I
discovered apache would not start.

Apache is set to run as user/group apache/apache. All html files and
the subversion directories are in /home/apache. The subversion
repository is at /home/apache/svn

First I updated my system -> yum update

yum update kept hanging when downloading the kernel source, so I
uninstalled it -> rpm -e kernel-source. Then I was able to update.
It still did not work.
In troubleshooting, decided to uninstall apache and subversion and
reinstall. I took these steps:

1. svnadmin dump /home/apache/svn > svnbackup
2. yum remove httpd
3. rpm -e to everything involving subversion and apache (I had
previously installed *every* rpm in the archive above, so I removed them
4. yum install httpd to reinstall apache. Installed my old httpd.conf file
5. Installed subversion as follows:
        rpm -Uvh apr
        rpm -Ivh db4 (per instructions)
        rpm -Uvh apr-util
        rpm -Uvh neon
        rpm -Uvh subversion
        rpm -Uvh subversion-server
6. moved my old svn archive -> mv /home/apache/svn /home/apache/svn100
7. svnadmin create /home/apache/svn
8. svnamdin load /home/apache/svn < svnbackup

It *still* did not work.

I created a new svn repository. As user apache, in the /home/apache

svnadmin create test

I can check this out using:

svn checkout file:///home/apache/test

But if I try http: I get:

svn checkout http://localhost/test
svn: PROPFIND request failed on '/test'
Could not open the requested SVN filesystem

Here is what is in my httpd.conf file:

LoadModule dav_svn_module modules/mod_dav_svn.so

<Location /test>
   DAV svn
   SVNPath /home/apache/test

HELP! What am I doing wrong? It seems that mod_dav_svn.so has a
problem, but I have no idea how to troubleshoot it.

P. Scott DeVos
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Received on Fri Mar 5 22:47:54 2004

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