I'm having some problems getting passenger and svn to work in Redmine.
- Ubuntu 12.04
- Apache 2.2.22
- PassengerRuby 1.9.1
- Passenger 3.0.19
When I let Passenger do it's normal user switching and run as www-data, svn integration doesn't work. I have made sure to enter an absolute path to svn (/usr/bin/svn) in configuration.yml, but when I go to Administration->Settings->Repositories there is a red exclamation icon next to the command. Also, when I create a new project and try to create a repository I get this error message
SCM command is not available. Please check settings on the administration panel.
Now, if I instead let passenger run as my own user myusername svn works. This is not how it should be run though, as far as I know.
So my thinking is that is's a permission problem somewhere, but I just can't figure out where.
I have made sure that my self signed certificate is not causing problems by accepting it permanently while running svn as www-data like this:
sudo -u www-data -H svn --username mysvnusername info https://svn.mydomain.com/myrepo
This works correctly as far as I can see. It writes into /var/www/.subversion and when I run it again I'm not asked about the certificate.
Here is the relevant output of ps -ef:
UID PID PPID C STIME TTY TIME CMD root 16151 1 0 14:41 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start root 16155 16151 0 14:41 ? 00:00:00 PassengerWatchdog root 16158 16155 0 14:41 ? 00:00:02 PassengerHelperAgent root 16160 16158 0 14:41 ? 00:00:00 Passenger spawn server nobody 16165 16155 0 14:41 ? 00:00:00 PassengerLoggingAgent www-data 16205 1 0 14:41 ? 00:00:04 Rack: /var/www/redmine www-data 16391 16151 0 14:52 ? 00:00:01 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start www-data 16418 16151 0 14:53 ? 00:00:01 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start www-data 16427 16151 0 14:53 ? 00:00:01 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
To be clear here, the problem doesn't seem to be the actual connection to the svn server, but a problem with www-data running the actual svn command.
Where should I look? What should I do?