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Re: Upgrade to Fedora Core nightmare

From: P. Scott DeVos <scott_at_savingtree.com>
Date: 2004-03-05 23:55:40 CET

OK, I solved the problem. Ignore the installation instructions at


Here's what you need to do:

download db4-4.2.52-3.i386.rpm db4-devel-4.2.52-3.i386.rpm
db4-utils-4.2.52-3.i386.rpm and install (do not try to upgrade db4-4.1,
just do an install):

rpm -ivh db4*.rpm

Now add

name=Subversion at Summersoft

to your yum.conf file
and do

yum install httpd
yum install subversion
yum install subversion-server

Now it works!

P. Scott DeVos wrote:
> 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
> http://summersoft.fay.ar.us/pub/subversion/latest/redhat-9.0/bin/
> 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
> all)
> 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
> directory:
> 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'
> svn:
> 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
> </Location>
> 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
P. Scott DeVos
Saving Tree Services, Inc.
DBA Countryside Technology Center
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