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This is my Apache vHost-configuration:


    Documentroot /srv/www/htdocs/svn

    ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/subversion-error_log
    CustomLog /var/log/apache2/subversion-access_log combined

    HostnameLookups Off

    UseCanonicalName Off

    ServerSignature Off

    <Location "/">
            AuthBasicProvider ldap
            AuthType Basic
            AuthzLDAPAuthoritative on
            AuthName "SVN"
            AuthLDAPURL "ldap://myldapurl/..." NONE
            AuthLDAPBindDN "mybinddn"
            AuthLDAPBindPassword mypwd
            DAV svn
            SVNParentPath /svn/
            SVNListParentPath on

            require ldap-group groupname

            Order allow,deny
            Allow from all

This works perfectly. But I would now like to add a web-frontend for the subversion server. I therefore added the lines

    <Location "/web">
            DAV off
            Order allow,deny
            Allow from all

But they don't work, as the <Location "/">...</Location> part is directing the requests to the SVN/DAV module. Therefore, apache tells that it couldn't open the requested SVN-filsystem.

Does anybody know how to override this setting? Any hint is appreciated.

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exactly what kind of front end are you looking for? there is already a usable frontend to svn provided by collabnet. Is this a custom webpage you want to display in front of the source browser? – Jason Huntley Mar 22 '12 at 18:53
up vote 2 down vote accepted

You can not. AFAIK, bug already filled to Apache (can't recall URL from topic somewhere in the SE, saw some days ago accidentally)

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thank you for your reply. Okay... Maybe I can modify the question: can I change the part <Location "/">...</Location> to an expression like "everything except '/web' " ? – Atmocreations Mar 22 '12 at 11:28
@Atmocreations - no, LocationMatch (which you imply) namely was mentioned as non-functional in relation to mod_dav – Lazy Badger Mar 22 '12 at 11:37
Ah... means this is a DAV-problem? What about to move the svn/dav-part to <Location /svn> and then create a proxy which redirects / to /svn. Would this work? If yes, what's the easiest way to do it? – Atmocreations Mar 22 '12 at 12:44
proxy is overkill and may affect svn commands, which will produce 301 error on / access. Maybe /svn (or any other location at the same level as web) will be better? Not nice URL, but less headache – Lazy Badger Mar 22 '12 at 13:05
@Atmocreations - some links, probably related to dicussion: + (see at report-date) – Lazy Badger Mar 23 '12 at 5:11

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