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Re: Running a SVN Server - help!

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-05-11 00:02:28 CEST

On May 10, 2007, at 09:07, neoAKiRAz wrote:

> I wrongly sent this responses to the user rather than the mailing
> list. I send them all together in this mail.
> ----
> I'm sorry for the missing info. I'm running a Kubuntu Edgy
> distribution of Linux with 2.6.17-11-generic Kernel. As for how the
> server was setup, I followed the guide I posted earlier, and
> although I went through the man of most of the commands in that
> guide, I didn't understood most of the things I did. So, about the
> process itself that's about all I can tell you.
> I have dynamic IP, so I subscribed at www.no-ip.org and
> successfully installed the daemon, so that I can access my PC from
> a static URL. That's working correctly.
> I'm connected to the Internet through a router, and have already
> forwarded port 3690 (the one mentioned in the /etc/xinet.d/svn file
> I seem to have created). I'm not sure if that's necessary/correct.
> I didn't configure apache, the point of it would be accessing my
> SVN server through a web server? I think the intend of that guide
> is to access the SVN server through ssh though, although I'm not
> really sure if that's correct if I want to access from TortoiseSVN
> and eSVN.
> I installed OpenSSH Server, so that sshd is running. I didn't do
> anything else than installing the package from Synaptic, though.
> I forgot to mention it but I also tried 'svn checkout file://srv/
> svn/repositories/svnpl/' with no luck. I switched all the 'svntest'
> in that guide for 'svnpl'. I also deleted the original directory
> tree imported (svn import... (guide)), thinking it wasn't needed.
> But now I realize that
> neoakiraz@fcksys:/srv/svn/repositories/svnpl$ find . | grep trunk
> outputs nothing... Maybe I shouldn't have deleted it :(
> Looking for some guidance,
> Bruno
> ---
> I forgot to post the output to the checkout error:
> neoakiraz_at_fcksys:~/SVNs_and_Sources$ svn co file://srv/svn/
> repositories/svnpl/
> svn: Unable to open an ra_local session to URL
> svn: Local URL ' file://srv/svn/repositories/svnpl' contains
> unsupported hostname
> That happens even if I previously run 'svnserve -d', just in case.
> ---
> I was missing a '/' and the 'svnserve -d'...!!!
> It works now with 'svn co file:///srv/svn/repositories/svnpl'.
> And it also works with 'svn co svn://my_url/svnpl' after doing a
> 'svnserve -d -r /srv/svn/repositories/'. The problem now is that I
> cannot commit changes:
> svn co svn://my_url/svnpl
> (...output...)
> cd svnpl
> echo "hi" > myfile
> svn add myfile
> svn commit .
> There I enter the commit message, save, and I get this output:
> Adding myfile
> Transmitting file data .svn: Commit failed (details follow):
> svn: Can't create directory '/srv/svn/repositories/svnpl/db/
> transactions/1-1.txn'
> svn: Your commit message was left in a temporary file:
> svn: '/home/neoakiraz/SVNs_and_Sources/svnpl/svn-commit.tmp'

If you are using svnserve, then the user under which svnserve runs is
the one that needs to have permission to write to the repository

> I read that it is a permissions problem, but I'm not sure what to
> do. I created the 'svn' user and 'svnpl' group when I followed the
> guide. Now:
> neoakiraz@fcksys:/srv/svn/repositories$ ls -l
> total 4
> drwxrwxr-x 7 svn svnpl 4096 2007-05-09 20:23 svnpl

Ok, so then you probably want to make sure that svnserve runs as the
svn user.

> I'm trying to commit the changes from my 'neoakiraz' user, which is
> member of the 'svn' and 'svnpl' groups. I don't want read/write
> permission for anonymous users. I think I do that by modifying
> svnserve.conf, but I'm not sure how. I have two mates in my group,
> and I would like them to be able to read/write into SVN with some
> username/password. No problem if it is the same for us 3. I hope
> you can help me out. Thanks!!

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