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Apache Permission denied

From: Gary Ashley <garyashley_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-08-23 23:03:56 CEST

I can connect and checkout my projects just fine, but
cannot update. Any suggestions for getting past this

[date] [error] [client x.x.x.x] Could not create
activity /svn/!svn/act/00000105e5068a8d. [500, #0]
[date] [error] [client x.x.x.x] could not begin a
transaction [500, #13]
[date] [error] [client x.x.x.x] Can't create directory
'/svn/repo/db/transactions/14-1.txn': Permission
denied [500, #13]

Apache is running as "apache", and "apache" owns the
/svn/repo directory and contents.

I'm running Suse 9.2, Apache 2.0.54, Subversion

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin me@mysite.com
    ServerName www.mysite.com
    DocumentRoot /web/mysite/www/html
    HostnameLookups Off
    UseCanonicalName Off
    ServerSignature Off
   <Directory "/web/mysite/www/html">
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride None
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all
    <IfModule mod_dav_svn.c>
      <Location /svn>
        DAV svn
        SVNPath /svn/repo

        AuthzSVNAccessFile /svn/repo/conf/auth.conf
        AuthType Basic
        AuthName "MySite Source Repository"
        AuthUserFile /svn/repo/conf/htpasses.conf
        Require valid-user


In my auth.conf:
xxx = rw

As a note, the svnserve works just fine if running as

I can also connect, via the configured userid & pass,
through the browser. (Shows Powered by Subversion
version 1.2.1 (dev build).)

Any thoughts greatly appreciated!

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