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authorization problems with svnserve 1.0.5

From: Edwin Hoogerbeets <EHoogerbeets_at_serena.com>
Date: 2004-07-23 00:01:00 CEST

I downloaded Subversion 1.0.5 from sunfreeware.com to see how it works, and installed the package on my Sparc/Solaris 7 machine. The server seems to run properly, but I can't authenticate with any clients.
 
I have the following extra packages installed, as per the install instructions:
 
db-4.2.52.NC
expat-1.95.5
gdbm-1.8.3
libiconv-1.8
libxml2-2.6.4
zlib-1.2.1
libgcc-3.3
 
Following the documentation, I did the following:
 
- added a line to /etc/services to allocate port 3690 to svn
- added a line to /etc/inetd.conf to run svnserve -i -r /usr/local/svnroot, and sent a HUP signal to inetd to get it to reread the inetd.conf file
- ran svnadmin create /usr/local/svnroot
- modified /usr/local/svnroot/conf/svnserve.conf to name a password file "passwd" and to name the realm as "serena"
- created the file /usr/local/svnroot/conf/passwd and put the following in to it:
 
[users]
ehoogerbeets=ehoogerbeets
 
- on my windows machine, I also have svn 1.0.5 installed. When I attempt to import some files to start my project, Here's the output:
 
C:\src\logs>svn import -m "initial import" svn://nfsmaster.serena.com/serena/test
Authentication realm: <svn://nfsmaster.serena.com:3690> serena
Password for 'EHoogerbeets': ************
Authentication realm: <svn://nfsmaster.serena.com:3690> serena
Username: ehoogerbeets
Password for 'ehoogerbeets': *************
Authentication realm: <svn://nfsmaster.serena.com:3690> serena
Username: ehoogerbeets
Password for 'ehoogerbeets': ************
svn: Authentication error from server: Internal server error in authentication
 
I type the proper password in each time, but the authentication seems to fail all the time.
 
I am using svnserve directly because I didn't want to run apache. we are already some web servers on that machine, and I just wanted a small, light subversion server to try things out.
 
I tried the TortoiseSVN client with exactly the same results. It asked for username and password 3 times, then gave an error dialog with the message "Internal server error in authentication".
 
Anyone know what is going on?
 
Edwin


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