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I just tried to install svn on the ubuntu but I'm getting the following error

ERROR: Config file dav_svn.conf not properly enabled: /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/dav_svn.conf is a real file, not touching it dpkg: error processing libapache2-svn (--configure):

How can I fix this?

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Can you please provide more information? What subversion client are you installing? What command did you use to install it? Or did you use the package manager? – Tom Wijsman Aug 13 '11 at 18:32
I used the following command sudo apt-get install libapache2-svn – OHLÁLÁ Aug 13 '11 at 18:34
Erm... Don't you need the client instead of the server version? Start with sudo apt-get install subversion, then, do you already have Apache 2.2 if you really want the server version? – Tom Wijsman Aug 13 '11 at 18:36
I already installed the apache and subversion – OHLÁLÁ Aug 13 '11 at 18:45
You don't understand, I'll ask it otherwise: Are you trying to host a SVN Repository or just use one? – Tom Wijsman Aug 13 '11 at 19:06
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Yes I already installed the apache 2.2, i installed the lamp

I would suggest you to start from scratch, LAMP comes with a pre-configured Apache 2.2 which might be tampering with your current settings, get rid of LAMP and do sudo apt-get install apache2.

Who knows, the error might suddenly be gone!

The error itself mentions a specific configuration file, have you followed the instructions in that file?
You can edit the file with sudo gedit /etc/apache2/mods-available/dav_svn.conf

If there is nothing to see there or if it's an example, try renaming the file temporarily...

But I bet it has to do with the LAMP installation.

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