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Re: New to Subversion: Auth setup problem

From: Rick Jones <rick.jones2_at_hp.com>
Date: 2007-08-14 19:02:42 CEST

David Southwell wrote:
> Hi
> I am new to subversion and have hit a problem - if anyone feels like helping
> it would be much appreciated.
>
> I have set up subversion to run with apache.
> Versions:
>
> apache-2.2.4_2
> subversion-1.4.4_1
>
> I can connect remotely from a client to the server, using name|password
> combination so authentication appears to work fine but authorization is
> failing.
>
> This is a new repository as can be seen from the output of the
> svnlook. An initial import attempt from the client fails with the client
> reporting" RA Layer request failed"and "403 forbidden" error from the server.
>
> Clearly I have something wrong in my authorization set up. Can anyone point me
> in the right direction?
>
> I have chosen to use an SVNParentPath configuration for multiple repositories
> to exist under the same "root" with all repositories sharing the same
> AuthzSVNAccessFile.
> I have made all repository paths owner:group www:www

At some points in the past I've used this within a repository's heirarchy:

www:/svn# cat permission_fixup_instructions
chmod -R g+w *; chmod 444 format
find . -type d -exec chmod g+s {} \;

to make sure things were group writable. Sometimes they were not. I
forget exactly where I got it, but it was probably from an old posting
here a few years ago when I first started putting netperf into subversion.

rick jones

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