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Subversion reinstall

From: Rob Brandt <bronto_at_csd-bes.net>
Date: 2006-09-09 01:20:51 CEST

I am needing to reinstall subversion on my server. We wiped it clean
and reinstalled Debian Sarge (i386) and need to get svn up asap. Before
restoring the repositories, I want to make sure that I have a properly
installed system that can create and manage repositories like I had
before. That's where I'm stuck.

I have the normal Debian package installed, v1.1.4-2. I was on v1.1.4
last time, so I am fine with that despite it's age. I am using apache2
with dav_svn. I believe that's working OK; at least apache will
start/reload without complaint. I can log in as the data user and
create a repository. I can browse to that repository via http - seeing
that it is at Revision 0 in typical fashion at http://repositorydomain/test:
---------------------------------
Revision 0: /

Powered by Subversion version 1.1.4 (r13838).
---------------------------------

However, I can't import any files to it. I've created a very simple
test structure to import, /trunk/testfile/txt. Using Tortoise from my
workstation, I get:

Error PROPFIND request failed on /test
Error PROPFIND of '/test': 301 Moved Permanently
(http://repositorydomain/test)

Since apache can find the repository to browse, I think I have that set
up OK. Not sure what to look for next.

Further disclosure:

I have the same situation that Eric Bergemann reported this morning in
the thread "DB Restore", in which the "backup" was a copy of the
repository file system. Backups made daily, but not a "dump". I know
better now :(. In any case, my first attempt at restoration was simply
copying them back on to the server, but any attempt to access them
resulted in a hung process. I couldn't browse the repositories or
recover them. So now I am simplifying and just wanting to get
*something* working so that I know (at least) that I have a valid
subversion system in place.

Thanks.

Rob

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