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Old 03-03-2012, 06:34 PM   #1
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Setup SVN server

I' creating an SVN server to run on my Debian box, but I can't get a connection setup. I've been following the tutorial in but I ran into a problem.

I've installed the packages, edited the dav_svn.conf file exactly, but when I type in
svn co http://localhost/svn/test
It says "svn: OPTIONS of 'http://localhost/svn/test': could not connect to server (http://localhost)"

Here is my dav_svn.conf file
<Location /svn>

  DAV svn

  SVNParentPath /var/svn

  AuthType Basic
  AuthName "Subversion Repository"

  AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/dav_svn.passwd

  Require valid-user

The repository is setup in /var/svn/test

I've run svnadmin create on the directory.

Ive set the permissions to the subversion group but I haven't mapped svn to that group.

Any ideas why the it can't connect to local host?
Old 03-03-2012, 07:30 PM   #2
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But do you have Apache installed and running? Check "http://localhost/" in browser - you should see server response - if not then your server not works and look problems there.

By the way - if this is not a public svn server, just for you, you can use svn protocol to access repositories, no need HTTP server. This can be done with "svnserve" tool.

Last edited by eSelix; 03-03-2012 at 07:40 PM.
Old 03-04-2012, 04:05 PM   #3
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Month ago I tried this and it worked like a charm. but I am using just the SVN protocol : , look at the part where he sets permissions , hope it helps
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:05 AM   #4
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Thanks! The tutorial you linked to worked great!

Resources are pretty tight on the "server" that I'm using. So its great that I don't have to use Apache to host the svn.


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