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

From: Matt England <mengland_at_mengland.net>
Date: 2005-10-11 17:12:32 CEST

At 10/11/2005 03:43 AM, Dimitri Papadopoulos-Orfanos wrote:
>What happened to the system between the moment it worked and the moment it
>didn't? Software upgrade? Change in configuration files?

The original email I believe speaks to this; however the notes below seem
to address the root of the issue (my system-config changes do not seem to
be the "root" cause...pun intended :).

>>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:
> http://websvn.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=32

Yep, this would seem to answer my question. I was stopping and restarting
Apache as root recently, and previously Apache was starting as part of the
/etc/rc.d scripts upon system startup...hence I suspect the Apache process
picked up the /root $HOME environment variable on my manual start of it.

I applied the most-recent patch from the above link, and things are working
now. Thanks!


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