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From Andy Canfield <andy.canfi...@pimco.mobi>
Subject Re: svnadmin failure on nearly identical system
Date Fri, 22 Jul 2011 03:44:22 GMT


On 07/22/2011 10:20 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Jul 21, 2011, at 22:09, Andy Canfield wrote:
>
>> I have Ubuntu Linux 10.4 installed on my notebook computer named Lenny. I have the
same system installed on my desktop computer named Athol (I had a lot of trouble getting that
hardware to work). I have installed the Ubuntu Subversion packages on each; namely
>>          subversion
>>          libapache2-svn
>>          libgirepository-1.0-1
>> In both cases the SVNParentPath is /data/svn and that directory is owned by www-data:
>>      drwxr-xr-x 5 www-data www-data 4096 2011-07-22 09:16 /data/svn
>>
>> Here is the critical command:
>>      sudo -u www-data svnadmin create /data/svn/boofar
>> On Lenny the command works, silently. On Athol I get this message:
>>     svnadmin: error while loading shared libraries: libsvn_repos-1.so.0:
>>           cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
>> Apparently svnadmin cannot find something, but I don't know what it can't find. In
both cases /usr/lib/libsvn_repos-1.so.1 is a symoblic link to:
>>      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 153700 2011-06-05 22:48 /usr/lib/libsvn_repos-1.so.1.0.0
>>
>> I Googled for that error message and somebody had a problem with the home directory
locations. The implication was that for some reason a Subversion distribution hard-codes the
name of the home directory parent path (e.g. "/home"). No problem with my home directories;
the arrangement is identical. On both machines my home directory is /data/andy and /home/andy
is a symbolic link to /data/andy.
>>
>> So any idea why svnadmin runs OK on one machine and fails on the other?
> Is there perhaps a second (older) copy of Subversion or its libraries installed, perhaps
provided by your distribution? If so, try uninstalling that.
>
Nope; I installed subversion on Athol yesterday, and I run apt-get 
upgrade frequently.

UPDATE - ANOTHER TEST

I used 'tar' to move /data/svn/sample3 - an existing repository - from 
Lenny to Athol. Now I can point my browser to http://athol/svn/sample3 
and see the usual status screen. For command on Lenny:
*    svn info http://localhost/svn/sample3*
The response is:
*    Authentication realm: <http://localhost:80> Lenny Subversion Repository
     Password for 'andy':
     Path: sample3
     URL: http://localhost/svn/sample3
     Repository Root: http://localhost/svn/sample3
     Repository UUID: 4597fcf2-fe51-48c9-8523-ce2dbbdc025c
     Revision: 0
     Node Kind: directory
     Last Changed Rev: 0
     Last Changed Date: 2011-07-21 19:01:07 +0700 (Thu, 21 Jul 2011)
*FOr this command on Lenny:
*    svn info http://athol/svn/sample3*
The response is:
*    Authentication realm: <http://athol:80> Athol Subversion Repository
     Password for 'andy':
     Path: sample3
     URL: http://athol/svn/sample3
     Repository Root: http://athol/svn/sample3
     Repository UUID: 4597fcf2-fe51-48c9-8523-ce2dbbdc025c
     Revision: 0
     Node Kind: directory
     Last Changed Rev: 0
     Last Changed Date: 2011-07-21 19:01:07 +0700 (Thu, 21 Jul 2011)*
But this command on Athol:
*svn info http://localhost/svn/sample3
*gives this error result:
*    vn: error while loading shared libraries: libsvn_client-1.so.0:
         cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory*

*So the problem is in the client, not on the apache server.
And both svnadmin and svn show the same problem.*


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