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Re: Getting xinetd+svnserve working in Ubuntu Server 8

From: Robert Dailey <rcdailey_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 11:45:41 -0500

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 10:33 AM, Robert Dailey <rcdailey_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 10:27 AM, Robert Dailey <rcdailey_at_gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 10:21 AM, Robert Dailey <rcdailey_at_gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> I'm trying to get svnserve working on my Ubuntu Server machine. I
>>> basically want to run svnserve as a "service" (windows terminology?) so that
>>> I can continue to use my server as normal. I want it to run like apache2
>>> runs, that is apache2 runs as a daemon and does not block me from doing
>>> other things. I notice that just running svnserve blocks, and I cannot run
>>> other commands, so I need alternatives.
>>> The SVN book does not help me figure out at all how to do what I want to
>>> do. I am also not sure how you tell xinetd what command to run on svnserve.
>>> For example, I will need to be able to specify which root directory svnserve
>>> is restricted to (I don't want to share my root).
>>> Help is very much appreciated.
>> Update:
>> I went here and followed the instructions:
>> http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2005-09/1282.shtml
>> However, doing the following command does not work:
>> svn ls svn://localhost/personal
>> I get the following error message:
>> svn: Can't connect to host 'localhost': Connection refused
>> What could be causing this? Is there a log somewhere I can view?
> More Updates:
> I found out that the 'server' attribute was not pointing to the correct
> binary. Resolving that fixed the previous error I reported, but now I'm
> running into permission errors. Running the same svn ls command as before
> results in the following new error message:
> svn: No access allowed to this repository
> I set my user in my /etc/xinetd.d/svn configuration file as 'root'. I'm new
> to Ubuntu and I'm not familiar at all with filesystem permissions, so I'm
> not really sure if 'root' will work here. Could someone guide me in the
> right direction? Thanks.

Issue solved:

I didn't setup my svnserve.conf and passwd files.
Received on 2008-06-27 18:46:07 CEST

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