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Avatar wurzelgogerer 3 post(s)

Hey everybody,

im frustrated with getting my rubystack set up with svn.. i never set up any of those two on an ubuntu machine before :(

so im not really sure what im doing..

here is where i am right now:
rubystack is running with redmine as a module installed.. works like a charm…

subversion is installed with rubystack right from the start.. i just cant seem to figure out how to set it up right so i can actually use it..

i tried to read up on several articles about subversion and linux in general, but could not find any specific help to rubystack..

i did use the svnadmin create ./apps/svn command, and everything was created..

i just dont know if i did this wrong, cause i cant access the svn repository with the ip svn://

what am i doing wrong?

and yes.. is the correct ip for the ubuntu machine, and the directory exists in apps/svn…

i hope someone can point me into the right direction here :)



Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)


It is possible that the Subversion server is not running in the server. Take a look to the readme file at and in the Subversion section you can find more info about how to configure it.

I hope it helps

Avatar wurzelgogerer 3 post(s)


you are correct indeed. The subversion server is not started.

But there is no option to start it via the script…

and thanks for being so incredible fast!


Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

I have the option:

$ ./ help
usage: ./ help
       ./ (start|stop|restart|status)
       ./ (start|stop|restart|status) mysql
       ./ (start|stop|restart|status) apache
       ./ (start|stop|restart|status) subversion
       ./ (start|stop|restart|status) redmine
help       - this screen
start      - start the service(s)
stop       - stop  the service(s)
restart    - restart or start the service(s)
status     - show the status of the service(s)

But note that this server is configured using the repository created during the isntallation maybe you need to specify your repository at the following file installdir/subversion/scripts/

Avatar wurzelgogerer 3 post(s)

okay, now i get the subversion server running and all is good except, i cant access my svn project at all..

i created the project ‘abcd’ with
svnadmin create /var/svn/abcd

i edited the config files so that read is enabled and write with password.. the password file is modified accordingly…

i created the following changes to httpd.conf in the apache folder
<Location /svn>
DAV svn
SVNParentPath /var/svn
SVNListParentPath On

And when accessing http://localhost/svn i do get a list of the repositories i created.. in this example case ‘abcd’.

When i click on ‘abcd’ an error comes up..
errorcode = 200030
Text: Could not open the requested SVN filesystem

I looked at the owner of the repository folder and it is root.. and http and svn both run under root..

so im really not sure where to go from now, cause i did everything right i think..


Avatar khoffrath 6 post(s)

Sounds like the bug listed here:…

Solution: Disable the php-Module in the apache configuration.