[CentOS] Resolved - svnserve with SASL on CentOS 5.2

Ruslan Sivak russ at vshift.com
Fri Jan 23 21:06:55 UTC 2009


I got this sorted out.  Turns out i needed the DIGEST-MD5 plugin for 
sasl.  Once I ran yum install cyrus sasl-md5, everything was right as rain.

Russ

Ruslan Sivak wrote:
> Hello List.  
>
> I'm cross posting this from svn-users, as I'm not sure whether this is an CentOS specific issue. Perhaps someone here has an idea of what's going on?
>
> -----------------------------
>
> I got a fresh install of CentOS 5.2 x32, svnserve, version 1.5.5 
> (r34862), here is my svnserve.conf file
>
> [general]
> anon-access = none
> auth-access = write
> realm = isf
> [sasl]
> use-sasl = true
> min-encryption = 128
> max-encryption = 256
>  
>
> and here is my /etc/sasl2/svn.conf file
>
> pwcheck_method: auxprop
> auxprop_plugin: sasldb
> sasldb_path: /svn/sassl
> mech_list: DIGEST-MD5
>
> On the client I am using TortoiseSVN 1.5.5
> (TortoiseSVN 1.5.5, Build 14361 - 64 Bit , 2008/10/24 18:06:34
> Subversion 1.5.4,
> apr 1.2.12
> apr-utils 1.2.12
> berkeley db 4.4.20
> neon 0.28.3
> OpenSSL 0.9.8i 15 Sep 2008
> zlib 1.2.3)
>
> When connecting to this repository, I am getting "Error: Could not 
> obtain the list of SASL mechanisms".
>
> I think I followed the instructions in the svn book : 
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.5/svn.serverconfig.svnserve.html#svn.serverconfig.svnserve.sasl, 
> although the instructions are very sparse.  I'm not quite sure hwo sasl 
> is supposed to know to use the svn.conf file to authenticate with 
> svnserve. 
>
> I am running svnserve from xinetd.  Here is my /etc/xinetd.d/svnserve.conf
> # default: on
> # Subversion server
>
> service svnserve
> {
> socket_type = stream
> protocol = tcp
> user = root
> wait = no
> disable = no
> server = /usr/bin/svnserve
> server_args = -i -r /svn
> port = 3690
> }
>
>
> Not quite sure why this isn't working.  Does anyone have any ideas?
>
> Russ
>
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