Installing and configuring Apache Subversion on Linux Ubuntu - 7.3

Talend Data Management Platform Installation Guide for Linux

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Installation and Upgrade


  1. Install the subversion, apache2 and libapache2-svn packages.
    # apt-get install subversion apache2 libapache2-svn
  2. Create an svn directory, at the root of your system for example.
    # mkdir /svn
  3. Change the owner of the directory to the webserver user, www-data by default.
    # chown www-data:www-data /svn
  4. Switch to www-data user.
    # su -l www-data -s /bin/bash
  5. Create a new SVN repository, my_repo for example.
    $ svnadmin create /svn/my_repo
  6. Create a user and a password.
    $ htpasswd -cmb /svn/passwd talend_admin secretpassword
  7. Open the SVN configuration file.
    # vi /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/dav_svn.conf
  8. Update it as follows:
    <Location /my_repo>
    DAV svn
    SVNPath /svn/my_repo
    AuthUserFile /svn/passwd
    Require valid-user
    AuthType basic
    AuthName "Subversion"
  9. Restart Apache Subversion.
    # /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
  10. If you have SELinux (Security-Enhanced Linux) enabled on your system and experience and get the Can't open file 'db/txn-current-lock': Permission denied error message, follow these steps:

    If you do not, you cannot create a project in Talend Administration Center and get an error in the log with these details:

    Save failed: org.talend.exception.BusinessException: svn: E204900: Can't open file '/var/www/svn/repository/db/txn-current-lock': Permission denied
    svn: E175002: PROJECTNAME of '/svn/!svn/act/283c5381-5301-0010-9f7f-495961e572c2': 500 Internal Server Error (http://SVN-URL) -- For more information see your log file
    1. Open the terminal.
    2. Check if SELinux is enabled on your system using the sestatus.
      If SELinux is enabled on your system, the result should look like the following:
      root@ip-172-31-9-208 ~]# sestatus
      SELinux status: enabled
      SELinuxfs mount: /sys/fs/selinux
      SELinux root directory: /etc/selinux
      Loaded policy name: targeted
      Current mode: enforcing
      Mode from config file: enforcing
      Policy MLS status: enabled
      Policy deny_unknown status: allowed
      Max kernel policy version: 28
    3. Complete the installation with the following commands:
      chcon -R -t httpd_sys_content_t /var/www/svn/repository
      chcon -R -t httpd_sys_rw_content_t /var/www/svn/repository