So, I got reviewboard working ! Yay! (but still accessing the wrong
cert location). I figured out that I had accidentally goofed up the
permissions, which led to /home/varun/.subversion/auth directory being
inaccessible by the review board user www-data. Once I got that fixed,
my installation started working. However, I am still at mystery why
the installation is picking from my home directory instead of using
from ~ of www-data user (which is /var/www).
On Sep 16, 9:08 pm, Christian Hammond <chip...@chipx86.com> wrote:
> Hi Varun,
> Huh, it's odd that it's trying to use your home directory. To generate that
> string, Review Board figures out what "~" points to, and in your case, it's
> your own home directory. You said this was Apache before? Is it an
> out-of-the-box install? Which distro? Mod_Python or FastCGI?
> We're looking at making this problem go away by making it easy to download
> and verify certificates as part of the repository setup process, but I don't
> have an ETA just yet on it.
> Christian Hammond - chip...@chipx86.com
> Review Board -http://www.review-board.org
> VMware, Inc. -http://www.vmware.com
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 5:44 PM, Varun Soundararajan <s.va...@gmail.com>wrote:
> > Hi Christian,
> > So as you have explained here, I did
> > sudo -u www-data
> > it led me to /var/www when i typed cd
> > now I did svn co <https rep url>
> > it asked me to accept cert permantnety to which i typed p
> > before that I created .subversion directory in /var/www and chowned to
> > www-data
> > I also created the directory for the rep url dir and chowned so that
> > the local copy can be created (otherwise it seems that www-data has no
> > permission to create any file in /var/www
> > Now when I give my diff file and path and click create request, it
> > says - HTTPS certificate not accepted. Please ensure that the proper
> > certificate exists in /home/varun/.subversion/auth for the user that
> > reviewboard is running as.
> > The confusion here is apache runs as www-data, but the error seems to
> > be printing saying that its trying to access /home/varun/.. path. I
> > also chmoded the entire .subversion directory in /home/
> > varun/.subversion and I still dont see reviewboard picking those
> > certs. (I would practically want reviewboard to use certs in
> > ~/.subversion directory of the user www-data).
> > Is there something that I am missing?
> > Thanks
> > Varun
> > On Aug 25, 6:30 am, Christian Hammond <chip...@chipx86.com> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > The easiest way to work around this is if you have read-only access to
> > the
> > > repository over http. If you do, then set that read-only HTTP URL as your
> > > Path in the repository configuration, and set your HTTPS URL as the
> > Mirror
> > > Path.
> > > If not, then it gets a little more tricky. Essentially (and this may vary
> > a
> > > bit between installs on different distros), you'll need to sudo to the
> > > Apache user, using its home directory and environment variables, and then
> > do
> > > an svn checkout of your repository somewhere. This should store the
> > > certificate where the Apache user can get to it.
> > > We're looking into making this work in a much smoother manner in a future
> > > release without having to use any workarounds.
> > > Christian
> > > --
> > > Christian Hammond - chip...@chipx86.com
> > > Review Board -http://www.review-board.org
> > > VMware, Inc. -http://www.vmware.com
> > > On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 3:16 AM, Pubudu Rathnayake <dmpub...@gmail.com
> > >wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > > when i tried to make a new review request ,i got the following
> > message,
> > > > HTTPS certificate not accepted. Please ensure that the proper
> > certificate
> > > > exists in ~/.subversion/auth for the user that reviewboard is running
> > as.
> > > > Any advice how to diagnose it is highly appreciated.
> > > > Regards,
> > > > Pubudu
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