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Re: strange error

From: John Waycott <javajohn_at_cox.net>
Date: 2006-10-21 15:16:35 CEST

John Szakmeister wrote:
> ----- Shentino <shentino@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Anyone know why I'm getting "can't find temporary directory: no error
>> string" when I try to check out or update?
>> I just installed subversion 1.4.0, and the only fudges I made during
>> the compile was to coerce apr-0.9.4 and I removed APR_LARGEFILE and
>> APR_SGID from a few io.c files so that it would compile.
>> What's going on? I was so close to ditching CVS
> I don't what exactly is causing your problem, but 1.4.0 doesn't work with APR < 0.9.7. There's a couple really nasty bugs in that could help result in a corrupt repository if you do that. Hence the requirement for APR 0.9.7 or better.
> -John
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I ran into this problem also this last week while trying to upgrade. I
still haven't been able to get it to work. We used the APR packaged with
the Subversion tarball. I then installed apr/apr-util 1.2.7 and
recompiled subversion to link with it. That didn't solve the problem.
The svn: protocol works fine. It is just http/https that doesn't work.

The apache logs show the following errors when I try to checkout a

[Fri Oct 20 14:46:39 2006] [error] [client] The state report
gatherer could not be created. [500, #20014]
[Fri Oct 20 14:46:39 2006] [error] [client] Can't find a
temporary directory: Error string not specified yet [500, #20014]

System info:
A clean SUSE SLES9 system, dual Athlon 64 server running the 64-bit
version of the OS. Apache is 2.0.49. uname -a returns: Linux svn
2.6.5-7.282-smp #1 SMP Tue Aug 29 10:40:40 UTC 2006 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64

My config script looks like this:
./configure \
        --prefix=/svn/local \
        --without-berkeley-db \
        --with-zlib \
        --with-ssl \
        --with-http \
        --with-devrandom=/dev/urandom \
        --with-expat=builtin \
        --enable-dav \

I had to use with-expat=builtin to get it to link correctly with expat
because the APR configuration can't find the 64-bit versions of the
expat libraries.

Other things I tried:

I tried installing serf and linking with that instead of neon, thinking
that would affect the way the system used mod_dav_svn, but I got the
same results.

The last thing I did was go to opensuse.org and downloaded Apache 2.2
and Subversion 1.4 RPMS. Everything installs, but we have a different
problem in that we can't get LDAP to work with Apache 2.2. Argh!

-- John Waycott
Hypercom Corporation

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