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From Les Mikesell <>
Subject Re: Could not initialize the SASL library
Date Fri, 02 Sep 2011 01:08:35 GMT
On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 6:42 PM, Adam Paeth <> wrote:
> I'm hoping someone has some idea what happened here.
> I had a working subversion server.  However after a mishap with yum some of
> the supporting packages like sasl and ssh were removed.  I've re-installed
> all the packages that were removed, but for some reason any time I run
> svnserve or try to use svn over ssh I get the following:
> svn: Couldn't perform atomic initialization
> svn: Could not initialize the SASL library
> svn: generic failure
> If anyone has any idea what the problem is or where I can look to get more
> details that would be greatly appreciated.  I've been able to verify the
> repository files so it seems to be a system configuration problem and
> without any additional error information I'm a bit stuck.

You might have a /var/log/yum.log showing the problematic changes.  If
you have 3rd party yum repositories enabled, maybe there are some
conflicts with the base distribution.

  Les Mikesell

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