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Re: Apache and Subversion on FC3

From: Jim Van Fleet <jim_at_jimvanfleet.com>
Date: 2005-01-24 18:05:22 CET

Martin A. Brooks wrote:
> Jim Van Fleet wrote:
>
>> To enable a Subversion 1.1.2 repository served up by Apache 2.0.52 on
>> an Fedora Core 3 box.
>
> If it's a new install, I'd get 1.1.3.

Thanks for the tip. If I continue to have trouble, I will probably do a
source install.

>> When accessing the repository via an HTTP request (e.g. Firefox) I
>> receive the following:
>
> What's in the apache error log?

[Mon Jan 24 12:14:05 2005] [notice] suEXEC mechanism enabled (wrapper:
/usr/sbin/suexec)
[Mon Jan 24 12:14:07 2005] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest
authentication ...
[Mon Jan 24 12:14:07 2005] [notice] Digest: done
[Mon Jan 24 12:14:07 2005] [notice] LDAP: Built with OpenLDAP LDAP SDK
[Mon Jan 24 12:14:07 2005] [notice] LDAP: SSL support unavailable
[Mon Jan 24 12:14:08 2005] [notice] mod_python: Creating 4 session
mutexes based on 256 max processes and 0 max threads.
[Mon Jan 24 12:14:09 2005] [notice] Apache/2.0.52 (Fedora) configured --
resuming normal operations
[Mon Jan 24 12:14:48 2005] [error] [client 10.194.51.202] (20014)Error
string not specified yet: Can't open file '/home/svn/test-repos/format':
Permission denied
[Mon Jan 24 12:14:48 2005] [error] [client 10.194.51.202] Could not
fetch resource information. [500, #0]
[Mon Jan 24 12:14:48 2005] [error] [client 10.194.51.202] Could not open
the requested SVN filesystem [500, #13]
[Mon Jan 24 12:14:48 2005] [error] [client 10.194.51.202] Could not open
the requested SVN filesystem [500, #13]
[Mon Jan 24 12:14:48 2005] [error] [client 10.194.51.202] File does not
exist: /var/www/html/favicon.ico

>> This directory and subdirectories are chmod 777, chgrp apache, and
>> chown apache
>
> That's fairly silly. Any user on your system can hose your repository
> at will.

I realize this, but it's clear that any user on the system should also
be able to access the SVN filesystem. After the problem was diagnosed,
I planned on setting the permissions to something a little more sane.

Thanks for your help,

Jim

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