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Re: Dumb newbie question

From: Christopher Ness <chris_at_nesser.org>
Date: 2005-01-29 16:05:43 CET

On Sat, 2005-29-01 at 08:48 -0600, Steve Cohen wrote:
> Now I browse to http://localhost/svn/myproj and get the error message
> "Could not open the requested SVN filesystem". I get a similar error
> message when trying to link to the repsitory from the SVN eclipse plugin.
> So, what have I done wrong? I know it's something dumb. I google this
> error message and find various statements saying the the uid:gid MUST be
> apache:apache but I don't have either an apache user or group on my
> system. (RedHat does not set it up that way). root seems to own all
> the apache files themselves. Specifically, what files must be set this
> way? Just the subversion repository or what?

What user does apache run as on your system? You can find this in the
config file or use the `ps` command to find out. That is what you need
to set the file permissions as in your repository

If this still fails to read the file system, you likely have a different
version of BDB compiled into or linked against apache than subversion.

So when apache uses it's BDB access programs to open up the repository
it fails since they are not the same version.

RPM's on older systems with loose dependencies are painful. I ended up
building everything from source for my FC1 box (at the time painful, but
now I have a better understanding of how things work).


Software Engineering IV,
McMaster University
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Received on Sat Jan 29 16:07:51 2005

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