[F8] SELinux, Apache and Subversion problem.

Arthur Pemberton pemboa at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 16:30:36 UTC 2008

On Feb 1, 2008 4:28 PM, Daniel B. Thurman <dant at cdkkt.com> wrote:
> It seems that I am having a bit of a problem with SElinux,
> Apache, and Subversion in the way that I have my subversion
> respository located not in the "recommended" place.
> Instead of putting the repository in the recommended place:
> /var/www/svn for example, docs says you can put the repository
> elsewhere by adding SVNParentPath=/my/place/svn entry into the
> /etc/httpd/conf.d/subversion.conf file, but SELinux does not
> like it. I did changed the svn repository directory/files with
> context httpd_sys_context_t and with ownership of apache.apache.
> I also created a link such as /var/www/svn -> /my/svn setting
> SVNParentPath=/var/www/svn - it does not work as well.
> I have tested to see if SELinux is blocking access by setting
>  setenforce 0, then opened up the firefox browser, entered
> my user name and password and it worked, but setting setenforce 1
> back, breaks it again.
> Does anyone know how to do it - beside recommending that I
> place the svn repository directly into /var/www/svn?
> Thanks-
> Dan

Just to be brief a bit. I have two machines with SELinux and
Subversion. One at /var/ww/svn and one at /srv/svn. Both work just

Looking at the AVCs, seems like the files are improperly labeled. Take
a look and Daniel Walsh's most recent replies to see how to fix this.

Fedora 7 : sipping some of that moonshine
( www.pembo13.com )

More information about the fedora-list mailing list