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I've got MAMP running (XAMP for OSX), and I'm trying to setup subversion.

When I go to the freshly created repository in my browser, I get:

<m:human-readable errcode="2">
Could not open the requested SVN filesystem

The repository is setup in my server directory. My php files are also there, and it works fine. My basic httpd.conf setup:

<Location /svn>
DAV svn
SVNPath ~/server/svntest
(Authenticaton will be added later)

I've allready chmod'ed everything to 777

drwxrwxrwx   9 gerrit  staff       306 27 okt  2008 svn

Apache's errorlog does not show any errors.

How do I troubleshoot this?

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Duplicate of… – Artem Russakovskii Jun 13 '09 at 18:58
Yeah, I kind of cheated by crossposting it both to StackOVerflow and ServerFault. It's both programming and server maintenance related, in a way. On both sites, there is a correct answer. – Gerrit Jun 13 '09 at 20:23
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Do you have a repository or a working copy at ~/server/svntest? It has to be a repository and looking at your ls -l, it looks like a working copy.

It's also best to use an absolute path for SVNPath, not ~

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Changed ~ to the absolute path, and it fixed the problem – Gerrit Jun 13 '09 at 19:22

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