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New SVN user question

From: Tarly <tarlyqa_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 23:25:04 -0700



 I am new to this SVN thing, first time I am setting up SVN in fact. I will
copy and paste the notes that I was following and then my error if that
would be ok. Any advise would be greatly appre'd.


I did this:


cd c:\

mkdir svnrepo

cd svnrepo

svnadmin create patchfiles

"c:\program files\apache group\apache2\bin\htpasswd.exe" -bc htpasswd admin

"c:\program files\apache group\apache2\bin\htpasswd.exe" -b htpasswd starter


Now create a new text file with Notepad and paste this text into it:


admin = rw

starter = r


Then save this text file as "c:\svnrepo\svnaccess.txt". <-- please note. I
did not have file extentions turned on so I had svnaccess.txt.txt I renamed
the file and tried the following:


4. Setup Subversion integration for the Apache HTTP Server

Select "start -> program files -> Apache HTTP Server -> Configure Apache
Server -> Edit the Apache

httpd.conf Configuration File" to open the configuration file. Add this text
to the bottom of the file:

<Location /svn>

SetOutputFilter DEFLATE

SetInputFilter DEFLATE

DAV svn

SVNParentPath C:/svnrepo

# our access control policy

AuthzSVNAccessFile C:/svnrepo/svnaccess.txt

AuthType Basic

AuthName "My Game's Patch File Repository"

AuthUserFile C:/svnrepo/htpasswd

require valid-user



Save the file and then restart the Apache HTTP Server by double clicking on
the server monitor in the

lower right corner of the desktop and then clicking on restart.


 I then did this:


Open a command shell and type in:

cd c:\

mkdir piddle

cd c:\piddle

svn co patchfiles

Make sure to authenticate with the admin account because you need write


 When I hit enter after typing svn co
patchfiles I get the following:


Authentication realm: <> My Game's Patch File Repository

Password for 'Tarl':


I hit enter as I did not make a login for MY login name, only for admin and

I then type in admin and type in admins PW that I created above.


I try the three tried and then I get this error:


svn: PROPFIND request failed on '/svn/patchfiles'

svn: PROPFIND of '/svn/patchfiles': authorization failed (
<> )


Could you please advise or pass me a link that I could research.


Thank you very much for your time.







Received on 2008-04-16 18:52:41 CEST

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