TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library

Repository Appliance: Incomplete SASL installation?

karg's picture

I want to use LDAP authentication for svnserve, so I set up all the needed steps but not the last one: I need to put MECHANISMS="ldap" into the file /etc/default/saslauthd. But that file does not exist, so obviously SASL is not installed completely (some parts seem to be there, as sals2 directories do exist)?

What to do?

Markus KARG's picture

Yes, SASL is incomplete in the repository appliance!

I found out where the problem comes from and how to fix it. It would be great if future releases of TKL would have this fixed right from the start:

SASL2 is only partially installed, but svnserve needs it complete. To make svnserve support SASL2, it must be completed manually using the following command:

apt-get install sasl2-bin libsasl2-modules libsasl2-modules-ldap

After that is done, the config file is where all the svn HOW-TOs tell: at /etc/default/saslauthd. :-)

Guest's picture

sasl config on Suse


I'm in front of the some problem where i follow svn tutorial to configure ldap authentication..

So i checked those librairies (libsasl2-modules libsasl2-modules-ldap) and they are not available for Suse Enterprise Edition SP2

Otherwise, i wonder if i can configure sasl just with /etc/init.d/saslauthd and /etc/sysconfig/saslauthd because i found the parameter that i want to change :



any idea ?


Guest's picture

TKL is basing on Debian, not on SuSE

TKL is basing on Debian, not on SuSE. So what is your actual problem with this appliance?

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