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Re: Install Subversion on Gentoo Help

From: <Nick_Gianakas_at_sybari.com>
Date: 2004-12-20 23:29:27 CET

We use SVN on Gentoo. The emerge took care of everything correctly,
including building the Apache modules and setting up the Apache conf
files. The only thing to do was create any additional repositories and
add users.
We've only accessed it via http & DAV, so I can't help regarding file://.
Perhaps setup SVN w/ the default emerge (ie. don't symlink to another
area, use Apache access, etc), and then start changing at as you wish.

Nick G

Nicholas Pappas <nick@rightstep.org>
12/20/2004 03:54 PM
        To: users@subversion.tigris.org
        Subject: Install Subversion on Gentoo Help

                 Hello all.

                 Does anyone have subversion running on Gentoo using the
ebuild? I am
trying to install subversion at the moment, but have run into a few
problems -- or am not understanding why things are not working at the
                 After building the package I make a symbolic link from
which is its own partition. I then ran the config option from the
ebuild, which created all the files and gave them 'apache' user and
group permissions.
                 Now, I can not import a new project (svn import...) as my
user account,
although it is part of the apache group -- but root can add a project.
I can not checkout (svn checkout...) any files as my user either.
                 This is the error I get when trying to check out the
project that root

svn: Unable to open an ra_local session to URL
svn: Unable to open repository 'file:///svn/repos/trunk'
svn: Berkeley DB error while opening environment for filesystem
/svn/repos/db: Permission denied

                 Based on the permissions (rwxr-xr-x) I can see why I
might be getting
this error, but I do not understand at the same time. Who exactly
should be able to import/checkout on a default install?
                 I've been looking over the following guides in an effort
to get it working:
                 The Gentoo-Wiki is nice, but it talks about installing a
repository. While this would be acceptable for my situation, I'd like
to avoid it just because I'd rather have it installed as it would by
                 Any help is figuring out the steps I need to get the
working, and letting my user account (and say, any other user account I
create in the future) the ability to import and checkout, would be
greatly appreciated!

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