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Re: Problems using subversion on FreeBSD (was: Problems using subversion on Fedora)

From: John Szakmeister <john_at_szakmeister.net>
Date: 2005-03-19 00:15:15 CET

On Friday 18 March 2005 16:24, Jason Taylor wrote:
[snip]
> Unfortunately, th SELinux fix isn't going to help me (different OS).
> Here's a copy of my original message:

Ah, I see.

> 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
> difference.

How do you have Apache 2 configured? In particular, do you have your
repository hanging off of the root URL? I believe we've seen similar
awkward behavior in the past with that sort of configuration... although
it doesn't seem to happen all the time.

> httpd-error.log:
> [Wed Mar 16 20:54:25 2005] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] (20014)Error
> string not specified yet: Error opening db lockfile
> [Wed Mar 16 20:54:25 2005] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] Could not fetch
> resource information. [500, #0]
> [Wed Mar 16 20:54:25 2005] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] Could not open
> the requested SVN filesystem [500, #11]
> [Wed Mar 16 20:54:25 2005] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] Could not open
> the requested SVN filesystem [500, #11]

Can you try a local repository location too? I'd like to rule out Samba
as the source of the problem.

-John

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