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Re: another apache permissions problem

From: Daniel Anderson <ds_anderson_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-12-07 18:01:18 CET

Gary Thomas wrote:

>On Mon, 2004-12-06 at 15:14, Daniel Anderson wrote:
>>I'm a complete svn newbie trying to setup access to a new repository
>>through Apache. Everything works just fine when I try to access the
>>repository via the file:// protocol, but I can't seem to get it to
>>work with Apache. When I try to connect to the svn repository via
>>http, I get this error:
>>svn: PROPFIND request failed on '/MyProject'
>>Could not open the requested SVN filesystem
>>... or through a browser:
>><m:human-readable errcode="13">
>>Could not open the requested SVN filesystem
>>The Apache error log shows the following:
>>[Mon Dec 06 16:28:22 2004] [error] [client]
>>(20014)Error string not specified yet: Can't open file
>>: Permission denied
>>[Mon Dec 06 16:28:22 2004] [error] [client] Could not
>>fetch resource information. [500, #0]
>>[Mon Dec 06 16:28:22 2004] [error] [client] Could not
>>open the requested SVN filesystem [500, #13]
>>[Mon Dec 06 16:28:22 2004] [error] [client] Could not
>>open the requested SVN filesystem [500, #13]
>>The error doesn't make any sense to me because I set global write
>>permissions on the project directory in an attempt to ge this to
>>work. ls -l on the project direcory:
>>total 56
>>drwxrwxrwx 2 root mygroup 4096 Dec 6 15:18 conf
>>drwxrwxrwx 2 root mygroup 4096 Dec 6 15:18 dav
>>drwxrwxrwx 2 root mygroup 4096 Dec 6 15:24 db
>>-rwxrwxrwx 1 root mygroup 2 Dec 6 15:18 format
>>drwxrwxrwx 2 root mygroup 4096 Dec 6 15:18 hooks
>>drwxrwxrwx 2 root mygroup 4096 Dec 6 15:18 locks
>>-rwxrwxrwx 1 root mygroup 379 Dec 6 15:18 README.txt
>>This is my http.conf entry (again, no permissions):
>><Location /MyProject>
>> DAV svn
>> SVNPath /data/svn/services/customers/MyProject
>>If anyone has an idea as to what the problem is, please let me know.
>When I set this up, I found that I needed the SVN repository within
>my HTTP tree - I had some troubles when the repository was outside of
>it(*). There may be a way to change that, but I'm happy with it working
>this way. I also run virtual servers, so I have my <Location>
>directives nested within one of those. Mine looks [sort of] like this:
> <Location /SVN>
> DAV svn
> SVNParentPath /var/www/SVN/
> AuthzSVNAccessFile /var/www/SVN/.authz
> AuthUserFile /var/www/SVN/.htpasswd
> AuthName "Subversion Repository Access"
> AuthType Basic
> require valid-user
> </Location>
>This works great for me - I actually have multiple repositories under
>the /SVN umbrella. Access to the repositories is then
> http://MY_SERVER/SVN/xyz
>(*) IIRC the trouble I had was that ViewCVS didn't like things that
>were outside of the tree.
Following your suggestion, I tried to setup a repository within the
/var/www/ tree. It worked fine. Unfortunately I need the repository
outside the /var/www tree. The problem seems to be with Apache, but I
can't figure it out for the life of me. I can't even get Apache to
serve ANY html or text page outside of the /var/www/html tree. I have
tried using symbolic links and by specifying an alias and directory as

Alias /foo "/foo"

<Directory "/foo">
   Options FollowSymLinks Indexes
   Order allow,deny
   Allow from all

I can get Apache to show a directory listing, but no files show up
except nested directories. When I try to access a file (e.g. test.txt)
in this directory via a url, the following error is written to the error

(13)Permission denied: access to /foo/test.txt denied

I have tried everything in terms of permissions and ownership on the
files and directories. I am by no means knowledgable of Apache
configuration, but I have never had any trouble setting up directories
like this. It seems like a pretty basic task. I just can't figure this

I am running Apache/2.0.52 (Fedora). Is there something new to this
version or unique to Fedora that I am missing? This is driving me crazy.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Received on Wed Dec 8 17:13:07 2004

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