SVN Errorcode 13 due to SeLinux, Could not open the requested SVN filesystem

When we recently installed SVN on CentOS, we came across the following error message:

<m:human-readable errcode=”13″>Could not open the requested SVN filesystem</m:human-readable>

This seems to be due to incorrect setting of the SeLinux content. This can be changed by the following command:

chcon -R -h -t httpd_sys_content_t /PATH_TO_REPOSITORY/


chcon -R -h -t httpd_sys_content_t /home/svnRepo

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