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Configured the SVN with httpd service including below modules but it gives an error as below:

LoadModule dav_svn_module     /usr/lib/httpd/modules/
LoadModule authz_svn_module   /usr/lib/httpd/modules/


Starting httpd: httpd: Syntax error on line 206 of /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf: 
Cannot load /usr/lib/httpd/modules/ into server: 
/usr/lib/httpd/modules/ undefined symbol: 

Server version:

Apache/2.2.3 Server built: Nov 12 2008 07:09:27 RHEL 5.4 - 32 bit 

How would you troubleshoot this error message?

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change your apache version to 2.0 – rima Apr 10 '13 at 5:45

This is usually associated with older versions of the libsvn present on your server: see this thread.

Could it be that you still have an older version of the Subversion libraries somewhere?
If so, remove them. mod_dav_svn may be trying to link with the wrong version.

This is assuming that you did update /usr/local/apache/modules/ with the new one.
Otherwise, it could be that mod_dav_svn is the old part and it's having trouble linking with the newer Subversion libraries.

You find the same upgrade advice in this bug report.

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