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Re: Apache-WebSVN process needs /root/.subversion access?

From: Dimitri Papadopoulos-Orfanos <papadopo_at_shfj.cea.fr>
Date: 2005-10-11 10:43:15 CEST


> I had a running, Subversion system through svnserve and WebSVN. Today
> (and presumably yesterday) the WebSVN system started to break--it
> wouldn't list files in the repos.

What happened to the system between the moment it worked and the moment
it didn't? Software upgrade? Change in configuration files?

> Why would my 'nobody' account possibly be trying to access
> /root/.subversion? Possibly because it's a httpd-started process?

Right, the value of HOME is probably /root and the cause is probably
that Apache is started as root. I don't know whether this is normal
behavior or not though.

Have a look at this:

Dimitri Papadopoulos

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