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Re: Trouble installing subversion 1.3.1 on SuSe 9.3

From: Oliver Salzburg <oliversalzburg_at_web.de>
Date: 2006-05-31 11:54:21 CEST

Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote;
> Oliver Salzburg wrote:
>> Dear users,
>> as the subject already says, i'm trying to install subversion 1.3.1
>> under SuSe Linux 9.3. I'm pretty new to linux and have only basic
>> knowledge.
>> I've tried installing subversion in a veriety of ways. With SSL,
>> without, with latest versions of neon and apache, with the versions
>> packed into the tarball. Either my combinations didn't work at all
>> or i get presented with this error message when trying to commit any
>> data from my local machine.
>> subversion/libsvn_ra_dav/util.c:826: (apr_err=22)
>> svn: PROPFIND request failed on '/svn/cpp'
>> subversion/libsvn_ra_dav/util.c:389: (apr_err=22)
>> svn: Can't set position pointer in file
>> '/usr/local/svn/repos/cpp/db/revs/0': Invalid argument
>> My current working installation is running with apache and ssl.
>> I can connect to the server over both https and http but am getting
>> the same error. I tried using svn_serve which only leads to the same
>> end.
>> My desired repository location is /usr/local/svn/repos/*. This folder
>> (and all subfolder) are owned by the same user running apache
>> (daemon). For testing purposed i also applied chmod -R 777 to the
>> repos folder.
>> To wrap this up, the packges i am using are the following:
>> OpenSSL - openssl-0.9.8b.tar.gz
>> Berkeley DB - db-4.4.20.tar.gz
>> Apache HTTPD - httpd-2.2.2.tar.gz
>> Subversion - subversion-1.3.1.tar.gz
> What in the? OK, Stop trying to compile system-provided software from
> tarballs. Seriously: you'll just give yourself an atomic wedgie trying to
> do that, especially with somf of the vagaries in SuSE. Wherever possible,
> use the available built-in RPM packages.

The directly available packages (over yast) are outdated. I will try
to use the ones from the suse mirrors and see if i have any luck.
I just always felt more comfortable compiling from source.

> Second, HTTPD version 2.2 is not yet well supported for Subversion. Go
> back to using the built-in HTTPD for SuSE, unless you want to be one of
> the developers who works out the problems.

I've also tried 2.0. Actualy i tried to install the whole thing with
the versions as they were given in the INSTALL file. This gave me
either the same or other non-working results.

> Third, if you need the latest version of Subversion, why not use the SRPM
> to recompile for your SuSE release? Pretty good ones are available from
> the Subversion website.

I'm not yet familiar with. I'll read up.

> Fouth, does it work with "file://" based operations?

Yes, file:// operations work perfectly.

>> If any more information is required i'd be happy to provide it.
>> Thanks in advance
>> Oliver

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Received on Wed May 31 11:55:15 2006

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