[rancid] getting websvn to work

Wayne Eisenberg Wayne.Eisenberg at CarolinasIT.com
Sun Sep 28 20:56:32 UTC 2014

Thanks guys. It was permissions - the user that httpd was running as was not part of the group that owns the var/CVS folder (or any other part of the rancid tree. Once I made it a part of the group and restarted apache, all worked well.

Now to figure out how to read/understand an SVN repository (as opposed to a CVS repository).

From: Herbert Mutz [mailto:mutz.online at gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2014 2:55 AM
To: Wayne Eisenberg
Subject: Re: [rancid] getting websvn to work

Hello Wayne,

do you use apache ? I noticed after my last apache upgrade that the webfolder  has been changed from /var/www to
/var/www/html. I also had some minor problems with user rights and websvn, did you check those ? Other than that
i just configured websvn through dpkg reconfigure and didn't add any lines to config.php

have a nice day
Am 27.09.2014 um 01:10 schrieb Wayne Eisenberg:
Hello again,

I'm trying to get websvn to work with rancid 3.1, and not having a lot of success. I compiled rancid for svn, ran 'rancid-run', and I see a different folder structure under var/CVS than I saw when it was compiled for cvs. So I *think* svn is working ok with rancid (but I don't know how to confirm that). I installed websvn into a subdirectory in apache, and I guess it's ok because when I go to it, it tells me I haven't added a repository yet.

So I go to the config.php file, use the addRepository line to point to var/CVS, restart httpd, and now when I go to the index.php page, it's completely blank. Take out the addRepository line, back to the default page again. So what am I missing? How do I find the problem? I thought websvn was supposed to be pretty easy to use.

Thanks in advance,


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