[CentOS] SVN hell!

Clint Dilks clintd at scms.waikato.ac.nz
Sun Oct 11 22:52:46 UTC 2009


Guy Boisvert wrote:
> Hi!
>
> 	I'm trying to install SVN on a latest version of CentOS (5.3).  I just did:
>
> yum install subversion
> yum install mod_dav_svn
>
>
> Then i edited /etc/httpd/conf.d/subversion.conf
>
> and here is the content:
> ========================
> <Location /svn>
>     DAV svn
>     SVNParentPath /var/www/svn
>
>     # Limit write permission to list of valid users.
>     <LimitExcept GET PROPFIND OPTIONS REPORT>
>        # Require SSL connection for password protection.
>        # SSLRequireSSL
>
>        AuthType Basic
>        AuthName "SVN 1"
>        AuthUserFile /etc/svn/svn-auth-conf
>        Require valid-user
>     </LimitExcept>
> </Location>
>
>
> After, i did:
> =============
> mkdir -p //var/www/svn/applitv
> svnadmin create /var/www/svn/applitv
> svn mkdir file://localhost/var/www/svn/applitv/trunk -m "create"
> svn mkdir file://localhost/var/www/svn/applitv/branches -m "create"
> svn mkdir file://localhost/var/www/svn/applitv/tags -m "create"
> chown -R apache:apache /var/www/svn
>
>
> Finally, i created the AUTH file:
> =================================
> htpasswd -cm /etc/svn/svn-auth-conf user1
> htpasswd -m /etc/svn/svn-auth-conf user2
>
>
>
>
> I use the following URL to connect to the server:
> =================================================
> http://10.0.4.32/svn/applitv
>
>
>
> And i receive the following response:
> =====================================
> This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated 
> with it. The document tree is shown below.
>
>> <D:error>
> <C:error/>
> <m:human-readable errcode="13">
> Could not open the requested SVN filesystem
> </m:human-readable>
> </D:error>
>
>
> In the log /etc/httpd/conf.d/subversion.conf, i have:
> =====================================================
> [Sun Oct 11 15:48:39 2009] [error] [client 10.0.2.98] (20014)Internal 
> error: Can't open file '/var/www/svn/applitv/format': Permission denied
> [Sun Oct 11 15:48:39 2009] [error] [client 10.0.2.98] Could not fetch 
> resource information.  [500, #0]
> [Sun Oct 11 15:48:39 2009] [error] [client 10.0.2.98] Could not open the 
> requested SVN filesystem  [500, #13]
> [Sun Oct 11 15:48:39 2009] [error] [client 10.0.2.98] Could not open the 
> requested SVN filesystem  [500, #13]
> [Sun Oct 11 15:48:39 2009] [error] [client 10.0.2.98] Could not fetch 
> resource information.  [403, #0]
> [Sun Oct 11 15:48:39 2009] [error] [client 10.0.2.98] (2)No such file or 
> directory: The URI does not contain the name of a repository.  [403, 
> #190001]
>
>
> What i find very strange is this:
> =================================
> [root at svn mnt]# ll /var/www/svn/applitv/format
> -r--r--r-- 1 apache apache 2 Oct 11 11:40 /var/www/svn/applitv/format
>
> The "format" file (which contains the value "5") is readable.
>
> I searched a lot on Google but i still can't figure out what's going on. 
>   Any help would be appreciated!
>
>
> MISC INFOS:
> ===========
> [root at svn www]# uname -a
> Linux svn.[removed].com 2.6.18-164.el5xen #1 SMP Thu Sep 3 04:47:32 EDT 
> 2009 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
> (Guest running under Xen CentOS X64 Host)
>
> [root at svn www]# cat /etc/issue
> CentOS release 5.3 (Final)
>
> httpd-2.2.3-22.el5.centos.2
> mod_dav_svn-1.4.2-4.el5_3.1
>
>
> Thanks!
>
> Guy Boisvert, ing.
> IngTegration inc.
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>   
Are you running Security Enchanced Linux on the server ?  A quick search 
here at http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html

Found this

chcon -R -h -t httpd_sys_content_t /PATH_TO_REPOSITORY/



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