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I'm having some troubles setting up a Git server with apache.

Here is my gitrepo.conf:

DavLockDB "opt/local/apache2/var/DavLock"

<Directory /opt/local/apache2/htdocs/repo>
  DAV On
  Deny from all
  AuthType Basic
  AuthName "Git repositories"
  AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/other/htpasswd
  AuthGroupFile /etc/apache2/other/htgroup-git

<Directory /opt/local/apache2/htdocs/repo/myproject.git>
  Allow from all
  Order allow,deny
  <Limit GET>
    Require group myproject-reader
    Require group myproject-writer

When I git push to http://admin@localhost/repo/myproject.git, I get this:

error: cannot lock existing info/refs
fatal: git-http-push failed

Here is a snip from my access_log:

::1 - - [28/Jul/2012:19:05:52 +0100] "GET /repo/myproject.git/info/refs?service=git-receive-pack HTTP/1.1" 401 401
::1 - admin [28/Jul/2012:19:05:52 +0100] "GET /repo/myproject.git/info/refs?service=git-receive-pack HTTP/1.1" 401 401
::1 - admin [28/Jul/2012:19:05:55 +0100] "GET /repo/myproject.git/info/refs?service=git-receive-pack HTTP/1.1" 200 -
::1 - admin [28/Jul/2012:19:05:55 +0100] "GET /repo/myproject.git/HEAD HTTP/1.1" 200 23
::1 - - [28/Jul/2012:19:05:57 +0100] "PROPFIND /repo/myproject.git/ HTTP/1.1" 401 401
::1 - admin [28/Jul/2012:19:05:57 +0100] "PROPFIND /repo/myproject.git/ HTTP/1.1" 207 558
::1 - admin [28/Jul/2012:19:05:57 +0100] "HEAD /repo/myproject.git/info/refs HTTP/1.1" 200 -
::1 - admin [28/Jul/2012:19:05:57 +0100] "HEAD /repo/myproject.git/objects/info/packs HTTP/1.1" 200 -
::1 - admin [28/Jul/2012:19:05:57 +0100] "MKCOL /repo/myproject.git/info/ HTTP/1.1" 405 249
::1 - admin [28/Jul/2012:19:05:57 +0100] "LOCK /repo/myproject.git/info/refs HTTP/1.1" 500 535

I seem to be getting error 405 with MKCOL and error 500 with LOCK.

And here's my error_log:

[Sat Jul 28 19:05:52 2012] [error] [client ::1] user admin: authentication failure for "/repo/myproject.git/info/refs": Password Mismatch
[Sat Jul 28 19:05:57 2012] [error] [client ::1] Could not LOCK /repo/myproject.git/info/refs due to a failed precondition (e.g. other locks).  [500, #0]
[Sat Jul 28 19:05:57 2012] [error] [client ::1] The locks could not be queried for verification against a possible "If:" header.  [500, #0]
[Sat Jul 28 19:05:57 2012] [error] [client ::1] Could not open the lock database.  [500, #400]
[Sat Jul 28 19:05:57 2012] [error] [client ::1] (2)No such file or directory: Could not open property database.  [500, #1]

And I am entering the correct password as commands like git remote show origin which asks for the password accepts it fine.

Any ideas?

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up vote 0 down vote accepted

I finally found the fix, and it was such a simple one too.


DavLockDB "opt/local/apache2/var/DavLock"

should've been this:

DavLockDB "/opt/local/apache2/var/DavLock"

notice the / at the beginning of the filename.

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