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I'm running Apache2,SVN & Trac on OpenSUSE. SVN works like a charm. I've initialized trac environment for one of my SVN repositories for trac to show source code in it's repo browser and I set the repository up in the Trac web admin. I also ran the trac-admin resync for that repo without problems.

Trouble is when I open the Trac repo browser I get:

"can't open file: /srv/svn/repos/myrepo/format, access denied)"

error. I checked the permissions and:

  • apache runs as wwwrun
  • tracd runs as wwwrun
  • the whole subtree /srv/svn/... belongs to svn group and the group has rw perms all the way down to the "format" file
  • wwwrun is in the svn group

I also did the perms check:

$ sudo -u wwwrun cat /srv/svn/repos/myrepo/format

and got it printed out without trouble.

So in my opinion there shoud not be any permission conflict. Any idea what else to check?

Thanks in advance!

Edit: it works if I chown the whole svn dir with the apache user running trac (in my case wwwrun). But I don't think this should be done this way (groups are ment for this, right?).
Trac 0.12.2, svnserve version 1.6.17 (r1128011)

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Sorry, I can't comment, this is not really an answer, but what is the output of ls -l /srv/svn/repos/myrepo/format ? – T. Fabre Mar 24 '12 at 17:50
Cheers, sure it is: -rwxrwx--- 1 honza svn 2 Mar 3 15:01 /srv/svn/repos/myrepo/format – plesatejvlk Mar 24 '12 at 19:49

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