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Apache/svn server fink installation problem

From: Hamilton Link <helink_at_sandia.gov>
Date: 2006-09-27 00:45:12 CEST

I assumed fink would let me rapidly get a svn server up and running (it
has in the past, and I've been running svn servers under Mac OS and
under Red Hat since svn 0.14 or so) but something didn't come out quite
right this time and I'm getting the following errors when I try to
access http://localhost/svn/

[Tue Sep 26 15:32:31 2006] [error] [client] (20014)Error
string not specified yet: Can't open file
'/usr/local/svn/testrepo/format': Permission denied
[Tue Sep 26 15:32:31 2006] [error] [client] Could not fetch
resource information. [500, #0]
[Tue Sep 26 15:32:31 2006] [error] [client] Could not open the
requested SVN filesystem [500, #13]
[Tue Sep 26 15:32:31 2006] [error] [client] Could not open the
requested SVN filesystem [500, #13]
[Tue Sep 26 15:32:31 2006] [error] Optional hook test said: GET /svn/
[Tue Sep 26 15:32:31 2006] [error] Optional function test said: GET
/svn/ HTTP/1.1

Apart from loading mod_dav, mod_dav_fs, mod_dav_svn, and mod_authz_svn,
etc. (most all of that was set up upon installation by fink), here's my
subversion configuration:

<Location /svn>
   DAV svn
   SVNPath /usr/local/svn/testrepo

I'm running the latest version of Tiger on an (intel) Mac Pro, and built
just apache2 (w/ssl) and svn from fink along with all the dependencies.
The repository is owned by apache2:apache2 and I chmodded the repository
to +666 by the time I gave up in the face of the same (identical,
seemingly nonsensical, at that point) permission errors. Apache will
serve a basic hello file at http://localhost/ without a fuss. Most of
my Apache configuration seems to be the same as my older working server
(which is running Red Hat and an older set of RPMs for Apache and
subversion service).

I currently assume from reading past mailing list posts on the subject
of "format file permission denied" that this is a build problem,
something didn't get linked properly against something else. So my
questions are,
- is it reasonable to believe this is a build problem?
- is the current set of things in fink self-conflicting? if so will this
be fixed at some point? if not has anyone else tried a fresh install
recently from fink and gotten it working? how?
- what else might be going on here? is there a good way to diagnose this
(my error_log isn't that informative)?
- can I tell fink to do something a little different and have it work, or
- should I build everything from scratch (I don't really want to, under
the assumption that fink will make future upgrades easier), or what?

I'm going to reinstall everything again with fink and see if anything
new and different becomes a problem.


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