SVN Installing subversion

Posted under » Version Control on 26 Feb 2019

You may have Apache isntalled already but you have to do it again

apt-get update
apt-get install apache2 apache2-utils
apt-get install subversion libapache2-mod-svn subversion-tools libsvn-dev
a2enmod dav
a2enmod dav_svn
service apache2 restart

Config our svn

vim /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/dav_svn.conf

#  ... 
# URL controls how the repository appears to the outside world.
# In this example clients access the repository as http://hostname/svn/
# Note, a literal /svn should NOT exist in your document root.
<Location /svn>
  # Uncomment this to enable the repository
  DAV svn

  # Set this to the path to your repository
  #SVNPath /var/lib/svn
  # Alternatively, use SVNParentPath if you have multiple repositories under
  # under a single directory (/var/lib/svn/repo1, /var/lib/svn/repo2, ...).
  # You need either SVNPath and SVNParentPath, but not both.
  SVNParentPath /var/lib/svn

  # Access control is done at 3 levels: (1) Apache authentication, via
  # any of several methods.  A "Basic Auth" section is commented out
  # below.  (2) Apache  and , also commented out
  # below.  (3) mod_authz_svn is a svn-specific authorization module
  # which offers fine-grained read/write access control for paths
  # within a repository.  (The first two layers are coarse-grained; you
  # can only enable/disable access to an entire repository.)  Note that
  # mod_authz_svn is noticeably slower than the other two layers, so if
  # you don't need the fine-grained control, don't configure it.

  # Basic Authentication is repository-wide.  It is not secure unless
  # you are using https.  See the 'htpasswd' command to create and
  # manage the password file - and the documentation for the
  # 'auth_basic' and 'authn_file' modules, which you will need for this
  # (enable them with 'a2enmod').
  AuthType Basic
  AuthName "Subversion Repository"
  AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/dav_svn.passwd

  # To enable authorization via mod_authz_svn (enable that module separately):
  #AuthzSVNAccessFile /etc/apache2/dav_svn.authz

  # The following three lines allow anonymous read, but make
  # committers authenticate themselves.  It requires the 'authz_user'
  # module (enable it with 'a2enmod').
    Require valid-user

Create a SVN Repository in the /var/lib/svn directory as stated in the config path.

mkdir /var/lib/svn
svnadmin create /var/lib/svn/repository
chown -R www-data:www-data /var/lib/svn
chmod -R 775 /var/lib/svn

If you do not do the correct permissions as above, you will get this error
svn: Can't open file '/var/svn/foo/db/txn-current-lock': Permission denied

Now that your SVN repository is created, run the commands below to create an account name admin which is why we install apache2-utils. This is the same with squid authentication.

htpasswd -cm /etc/apache2/dav_svn.passwd admin

Type a password and continue to complete the setup. Repeat the step above to create additional users.

sudo htpasswd -m /etc/apache2/dav_svn.passwd user1
sudo htpasswd -m /etc/apache2/dav_svn.passwd user2

Restart Apache2. When you’re done, open your browser and browse to the reposotory, then logon.

To find out the version, svn --version

The config are located at ~/.subversion/servers

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