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Problems with Trac and backported Subversion on Debian Linux

After installing the backported package of Subversion last week and importing a pre-existing codebase into it I decided that now was a good time to put Trac on the server.

Following my previously blogged Trac installation & configuration guides I was able to get Trac up and running fairly smoothly with one small problem: the "Browse Source" button was failing reporting some issue with "svn" being an unknown repository type.

After some searching and thinking I realised that this was most probably due to conflict between the newer backported version of Subversion and the older Python Subversion bindings libraries.

Here's how I resolved this issue:

apt-get remove python2.3-subversion
apt-get install python-subversion

Refreshed my browser and everything worked correctly!

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