I am trying to get my Apache server restarted after trying to install Subversion.

I have added the following lines to my httpd.conf file for Apache:

LoadModule  dav_svn_module         modules/mod_dav_svn.so
LoadModule  authz_svn_module       modules/mod_authz_svn.so

But Apache won't restart and the error log file shows this:

C:/xampp/apache/modules/mod_dav_svn.so into server: The specified module could not be found.  

That is weird to me because the files were moved there.

See the screenshot here: http://screencast.com/t/0FjtHb3isu

What am I missing?

2 Answers 2

LoadModule dav_module .../mod_dav.so
LoadModule dav_svn_module .../mod_dav_svn.so

Basic DAV module must be loaded before svn-specific

Don't forget also about special Location container for serving svn-repo (SVN Book have well-written article about running Apache-based repos, BTW)


You are on Windows then .so extensions are no good. You need dll of these libraries.
On the other hand I would recommend using visual svn, if you are looking for an svn hosting server

  • all my other modules are done the same way
    – cdub
    Dec 30, 2011 at 9:36
  • Core modules are *.so even in Windows Dec 30, 2011 at 9:40

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