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Error opening db lockfile during checkout

From: Jason Taylor <jtaylor_at_bastyr.edu>
Date: 2005-03-17 06:23:52 CET

Every time I do a checkout whether via TortoiseSVN or command line, I
get an error like:

svn: PROPFIND request failed on '/svn/BotanicalMedicine/herbarium/trunk'
svn: PROPFIND of '/svn/BotanicalMedicine/herbarium/trunk': 500 Internal
Server Error (http://pippin)

The .svn directory and everything (AFAIK) inside it is created, but
nothing else. I can then do an update and it works without error. From
that point, I can commit, merge, or do anything else and everything
works without error. The checkout then immediately update workaround is
not terrible, but this on little error is driving me crazy. :-)

This is on FreeBSD 4.11, Apache 2.0.53, SVN 1.1.3. I have multiple
repositories and multiple projects within most of them. All
repositories are fsfs and on a mounted smb share. The error occurs
regardless of repository or project. I've tried setting the file and
directory permissions to 777 via the mount_smbfs command and it made no

[Wed Mar 16 20:54:25 2005] [error] [client] (20014)Error
string not specified yet: Error opening db lockfile
[Wed Mar 16 20:54:25 2005] [error] [client] Could not fetch
resource information. [500, #0]
[Wed Mar 16 20:54:25 2005] [error] [client] Could not open the
requested SVN filesystem [500, #11]
[Wed Mar 16 20:54:25 2005] [error] [client] Could not open the
requested SVN filesystem [500, #11]

Please help. What I'm I missing?

Jason Taylor
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