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Can't find a temporary directory error

From: M Kili <m0kili_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-13 11:29:09 CET


svn + apache setup suddenly stopped working. I checked in some files,
then I wanted to check in some others, but that failed with message
that one of the files was out of date. So I ran svn update, this
failed with this message:

svn: REPORT request failed on '/svn/webapp/!svn/vcc/default'
svn: Can't find a temporary directory: Error string not specified yet

Since then, every svn command contacting the server fails with the
above message. I'm still able to access the repositories using
filesystem URL.

Searching on the message gave me these possible solutions:

1. Check if there is enough space on /tmp partition
   - there is
2. Check if /tmp and /var/tmp are writable by apache process
# ls -ld /tmp /var/tmp/
drwxrwxrwt 20 root root 8192 Mar 13 11:15 /tmp
drwxrwxrwt 3 root root 1024 Mar 13 04:03 /var/tmp/
3. Upgrade apr to at least 0.9.7-something
# rpm -qa |grep apr

So this did not help.

Server logs:
 [error] [client xx.xx.xx.xx] The state report gatherer could not be
created. [500, #20014]
 [error] [client xx.xx.xx.xx] Can't find a temporary directory: Error
string not specified yet [500, #20014]

Increasing apache's LogLevel did not increase verbosity. Is there any
svn specific setting? It would be really useful if svn was more

Any suggestions on this matter?

Thanks, Marek

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