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Re: Subversion 1.0/Mandrake 9.2/Apache2

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-03-12 20:30:57 CET

Jeff Lanzarotta wrote:

> I am using BerkeleyDB 4.2 with Subversion and now, apache2 might be
> imcompatable... oh great!

ldd httpd | fgrep db

will tell you for sure (obviously you have to figure out where Mandrake stashed
the httpd executable first). It's possible that Mandrake 10 is using BDB4.2,
but I wouldn't even count on that (most distros are pretty conservative that way).

> I was attempting to run svnserve on Mandrake and my clients on
> Windows2000 (TortoiseSVN). But the problem I am having is with
> authentication. I can't seam to get any what so ever to work... That's
> the delema.

Let's work on that then, so you can run svnserve instead (which is much
simpler). You need to edit the conf/svnserve.conf file to have at least the
following lines:

anon-access = read
auth-access = write
password-db = passwd

(you can add a realm if you expect to have multiple databases sharing the same
passwd file). Then you need to create the password file with the following

jeff = jpassword
tim = tpassword

etc. (where you have actual passwords there ;~). Then follow the instructions
in the book to run svnserve however you choose to do so. Check the auth on the
Mandrake box using 'svn ls svn://localhost/path/to/repos' before you try and get
TortoiseSVN working.



John Peacock
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Received on Fri Mar 12 20:31:02 2004

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