Subversion Web Browsing

The default solution to subversion browsing is WebDAV within Apache. However, it has some drawbacks. You cannot browse history, see comment histories or even check filestamps.

WebSVN provides all these features and comes along with a very modern style. The best of all: You don’t need to install any additional modules. All that WebSVN requires is a current PHP version.

I just switched from the WebDAV solution here on my server to WebSVN. So, check it out…

Apache Perl

Installing Bugzilla

This was weird. I lately tried to install Bugzilla on one of my virtual hosts but it’s script failed with:

Use of uninitialized value in pattern match (m//) at ./ line 110.
Use of uninitialized value in pattern match (m//) at ./ line 110.
TEST-FAILED Webserver is not executing CGI files.

The Apache error log told nothing more than

Premature end of script headers: testagent.cgi

All Google lookups failed to solve my problem. Although I had the impression that my CGI setup was somehow wrong, I couldn’t find the reason. Then I intensively checked the VirtualHost directive. The server uses a Plesk 8.0 installation for setting up hosts. The default configuration for virtual hosts with CGI there is to include a “SuexecUserGroup” directive. After removing it, the Bugzilla installation succeeded.

So you might wanna give it a try 😉

Update May 6, 2012: You might also want to try these commands when experiencing “Access Denied” problems in a virtual host environment:

find . -type f -exec chmod o+r {} \;
find . -type d -exec chmod o+rx {} \;

Do not forget to revert this change for localconfig file!!!