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did mod_dav_svn config change with 1.2.1-2.1?

From: Ray Malanga <rmalanga_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: 2005-08-21 23:43:57 CEST

I use apache 2.0.54 on Red Hat Fedora Core 4 as a subversion server with
mod_dav_svn and mod_authz_svn.
It's been humming along nicely for several months until today.
All authentication now fails with (from apache error log):
        [Sun Aug 21 17:13:02 2005] [error] [client]
(13)Permission denied: Could not open password file: /home/svn/users

The permissions on /home/svn/users has not changed since it worked this
morning. I even temporarily applied a "chmod 777" on /home/svn/users
and restarted apache just to check -- still permission denied. I think
something else is wrong. /home/svn/users was created with "htpasswd
-cm" (MD5) months ago and hasn't been touched since.

The /var/log/yum.log revealed that yum updated subversion today:
        Aug 21 13:33:11 Updated: subversion.i386 1.2.1-2.1
        Aug 21 13:33:12 Updated: mod_dav_svn.i386 1.2.1-2.1

Which is right about when the problem started. Did something change in
the config for mod_dav_svn in 1.2.1-2.1 in a non-backward compatible
way? Here's that portion of httpd.conf:

LoadModule dav_module modules/mod_dav.so
LoadModule dav_svn_module modules/mod_dav_svn.so
LoadModule authz_svn_module modules/mod_authz_svn.so

# any "/svn/foo" URL will map to a repository /home/svn/foo
<Location /svn>
  DAV svn
  SVNParentPath /home/svn
  DavDepthInfinity On
  DavMinTimeout 120

  AuthzSVNAccessFile /home/svn/access
  Require valid-user
  AuthType Basic
  AuthName "Subversion repository"
  AuthUserFile /home/svn/users

  order deny,allow
  deny from all
  allow from

Thanks for taking a look at this :)

- Ray M
/Off the Microsoft addiction and loving it!/

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