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RE: Setting a web page at the repositories' parent URL

From: Eramo, Mark <meramo_at_hbs.edu>
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 14:50:00 -0400

Hi Gingko
   I have had success setting up several repositories in Apache as follows...

In the httpd-subversion.conf file, I have the various repositories defined like this.....

<Location /svn/repo1>
   SVNPath /path/to/repo1

<Location /svn/repo2>
   SVNPath /path/to/repo2

<Location /svn/repo3>
   SVNPath /path/to/repo3

Then when I hit http://server/svn/repo1, I get access to repo1, I hit http://server/svn/repo1, I get access to repo2, etc.

If you use SVNParentPath instead of SVNPath, you can have issues so this seems to work well for me.

As far as a web page goes, you could create a custom index.html that has all the links to the various repositories so if users just goes right to http://server, they see the custom index.html which has all the repository links.
There should already be a default index.html in the Apache /htdocs folder that has "It Works!" in it. You could just back that one up and replace it with a new index.html that has the links to all the repositories.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gingko [mailto:from_tigris_at_nospam.homelinux.org]
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2010 11:12 AM
To: Subversion User List
Subject: Setting a web page at the repositories' parent URL


I have a question concerning the "mod_dav_svn" module that Apache use for accessing the repositories.

According to the documentation, if I set a configuration like this one :

<Location /svn>
    DAV svn
    SVNParentPath /var/lib/svn

... I define a parent directory under which I can put all of my repositories.

So I can access them like this :


But if I just type :

I get a page like this one:

You don't have permission to access /svn/ on this server.

Apache/2.2.9 (Debian) DAV/2 SVN/1.6.12 PHP/5.2.13 mod_perl/2.0.4
Perl/v5.10.0 Server at www.myserver.com Port 80

This is quite ugly, and I saw several SVN servers exhibiting this behavior.

Is there a way to put a web page on this location?

(for example a blank page, or a page with links to the only repositories that I want to be publicly accessible for reading)

Best regards,

Received on 2010-11-05 19:50:41 CET

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