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Re: svnadmin failure on nearly identical system

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2011a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 22:20:40 -0500

On Jul 21, 2011, at 22:09, Andy Canfield wrote:

> I have Ubuntu Linux 10.4 installed on my notebook computer named Lenny. I have the same system installed on my desktop computer named Athol (I had a lot of trouble getting that hardware to work). I have installed the Ubuntu Subversion packages on each; namely
> subversion
> libapache2-svn
> libgirepository-1.0-1
> In both cases the SVNParentPath is /data/svn and that directory is owned by www-data:
> drwxr-xr-x 5 www-data www-data 4096 2011-07-22 09:16 /data/svn
> Here is the critical command:
> sudo -u www-data svnadmin create /data/svn/boofar
> On Lenny the command works, silently. On Athol I get this message:
> svnadmin: error while loading shared libraries: libsvn_repos-1.so.0:
> cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
> Apparently svnadmin cannot find something, but I don't know what it can't find. In both cases /usr/lib/libsvn_repos-1.so.1 is a symoblic link to:
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 153700 2011-06-05 22:48 /usr/lib/libsvn_repos-1.so.1.0.0
> I Googled for that error message and somebody had a problem with the home directory locations. The implication was that for some reason a Subversion distribution hard-codes the name of the home directory parent path (e.g. "/home"). No problem with my home directories; the arrangement is identical. On both machines my home directory is /data/andy and /home/andy is a symbolic link to /data/andy.
> So any idea why svnadmin runs OK on one machine and fails on the other?

Is there perhaps a second (older) copy of Subversion or its libraries installed, perhaps provided by your distribution? If so, try uninstalling that.
Received on 2011-07-22 05:21:32 CEST

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