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Old 11th October 2011, 05:05 PM
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Could not open the lock database - Apache WebDAV setup

hi guys,
I configured a WebDAV server using Apache. Here is my configuration:
DAVLockDB /var/www/DAVLock.db

<Location /majid>
    AllowOverride None
    Options +Indexes
    DAV On
    AuthUserFile /var/www/users.db
    AuthName Authentication
    AuthType Basic
        Require user majid

Alias /majid /var/www/dav/majid
`/var/www/DAVLock.db` is owned by apache user and group. I can access WebDAV share via browser. I have configured a WebFolder in Windows XP SP3. But I can't create file and folders. `error_log` file says:
[Tue Oct 11 17:05:12 2011] [error] [client] File does not exist: /var/www/dav/majid/New Folder
[Tue Oct 11 17:05:12 2011] [error] [client] The locks could not be queried for verification against a possible "If:" header.  [500, #0]
[Tue Oct 11 17:05:12 2011] [error] [client] Could not open the lock database.  [500, #400]
[Tue Oct 11 17:05:12 2011] [error] [client] (13)Permission denied: Could not open property database.  [500, #1]
Can anyone help? Another question is: Do we need `Options +Indexes` for WebDAV clients to list files and folders or it is only for web access using browser?

---------- Post added at 07:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:09 PM ----------

I removed this line:
DAVLockDB /var/www/DAVLock.db
and use the default configuration of Apache:
<IfModule mod_dav_fs.c>
    # Location of the WebDAV lock database.
    DAVLockDB /var/lib/dav/lockdb
It is now working perfectly. But I don't know the reason yet.
Best Regards
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Old 11th October 2011, 06:19 PM
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Re: Could not open the lock database - Apache WebDAV setup

You might have run into a SELinux labeling problem. /var/www has the type httpd_sys_content_t, which is a read-only type. This prevents apache from modifying the files contained within, unless they are marked "httpd_sys_rw_content_t", which is read/write.

/var/lib/dav... has the type "httpd_var_lib_t" which is (I believe) read/write.

This compartmentalization is to prevent any breakins from doing things they really shouldn't.
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