How to Install and Configure Subversion 1.8 on CentOS 6.5

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Subversion is a open source version control system that will manages files and will keep the changes made to the files. With Subversion, it can help you to recovers the older files and directories and also to examine the history of your files and directories how they are changed all over time. This post will discuss how you can install and configure Subversion 1.8 on CentOS 6.5

1. Prepare WANdisco repo :

[[email protected] ~]# wget opensource.wandisco.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-WANdisco -O /tmp/RPM-GPG-KEY-WANdisco
[[email protected] ~]# wget opensource.wandisco.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-WANdisco -O /tmp/RPM-GPG-KEY-WANdisco
--2014-03-11 23:29:59--  http://opensource.wandisco.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-WANdisco
Resolving opensource.wandisco.com... 54.248.108.17
Connecting to opensource.wandisco.com|54.248.108.17|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 1759 (1.7K) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: â/tmp/RPM-GPG-KEY-WANdiscoâ

100%[==========================================================>] 1,759       --.-K/s   in 0.003s

2014-03-11 23:30:00 (665 KB/s) - â/tmp/RPM-GPG-KEY-WANdiscoâ

2. Import RPM-GPG-KEY-WANdisco. Once imported, it safe to delete :

[[email protected] ~]# rpm --import /tmp/RPM-GPG-KEY-WANdisco
[[email protected] ~]# rm -rf /tmp/RPM-GPG-KEY-WANdisco

You can get more subversion file from the followings :
http://opensource.wandisco.com/rhel/6/svn-1.8/RPMS/x86_64/

3. Configure WANdisco repo file :

[[email protected] ~]# vi /etc/yum.repos.d/WANdisco-1.8.repo
[WANdisco]
name=WANdisco SVN Repo 1.8
enabled=1
baseurl=http://opensource.wandisco.com/rhel/6/svn-1.8/RPMS/
gpgcheck=1

4. Install subversion using yum install :

[[email protected] ~]# yum install subversion mod_dav_svn -y

Full installation screen :

[[email protected] ~]# yum install subversion mod_dav_svn -y
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Determining fastest mirrors
epel/metalink                                                                | 5.2 kB     00:00
 * Webmin: download.webmin.com
 * base: centos.ipserverone.com
 * epel: epel.mirror.net.in
 * extras: centos.ipserverone.com
 * updates: centos.ipserverone.com
WANdisco                                                                     |  951 B     00:00
WANdisco/primary                                                             |  65 kB     00:00
WANdisco                                                                                    309/309
Webmin                                                                       |  951 B     00:00
Webmin/primary                                                               |  21 kB     00:00
Webmin                                                                                      168/168
base                                                                         | 3.7 kB     00:00
base/primary_db                                                              | 4.4 MB     00:45
epel                                                                         | 4.2 kB     00:00
epel/primary_db                                                              | 6.0 MB     01:51
extras                                                                       | 3.4 kB     00:00
extras/primary_db                                                            |  19 kB     00:00
updates                                                                      | 3.4 kB     00:00
updates/primary_db                                                           | 2.1 MB     00:18
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package mod_dav_svn.x86_64 0:1.8.8-1 will be installed
---> Package subversion.x86_64 0:1.8.8-1 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libserf-1.so.1()(64bit) for package: subversion-1.8.8-1.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package serf.x86_64 0:1.3.2-2 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

====================================================================================================
 Package                   Arch                 Version                Repository              Size
====================================================================================================
Installing:
 mod_dav_svn               x86_64               1.8.8-1                WANdisco                77 k
 subversion                x86_64               1.8.8-1                WANdisco               2.2 M
Installing for dependencies:
 serf                      x86_64               1.3.2-2                WANdisco                43 k

Transaction Summary
====================================================================================================
Install       3 Package(s)

Total download size: 2.3 M
Installed size: 7.8 M
Downloading Packages:
(1/3): mod_dav_svn-1.8.8-1.x86_64.rpm                                        |  77 kB     00:00
(2/3): serf-1.3.2-2.x86_64.rpm                                               |  43 kB     00:00
(3/3): subversion-1.8.8-1.x86_64.rpm                                         | 2.2 MB     00:19
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                                               112 kB/s | 2.3 MB     00:20
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing : serf-1.3.2-2.x86_64                                                              1/3
  Installing : subversion-1.8.8-1.x86_64                                                        2/3
  Installing : mod_dav_svn-1.8.8-1.x86_64                                                       3/3
Stopping httpd: [  OK  ]
Starting httpd: [  OK  ]
  Verifying  : mod_dav_svn-1.8.8-1.x86_64                                                       1/3
  Verifying  : subversion-1.8.8-1.x86_64                                                        2/3
  Verifying  : serf-1.3.2-2.x86_64                                                              3/3

Installed:
  mod_dav_svn.x86_64 0:1.8.8-1                      subversion.x86_64 0:1.8.8-1

Dependency Installed:
  serf.x86_64 0:1.3.2-2

Complete!

5. Setting up SVN directories :

[[email protected] ~]# mkdir /svn
[[email protected] ~]# mkdir /svn/repos
[[email protected] ~]# mkdir /svn/users
[[email protected] ~]# mkdir /svn/permissions
[[email protected] ~]# chown -R apache:apache /svn

6. Configure httpd Apache server as below :

[[email protected] ~]# vim /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin [email protected]
    DocumentRoot /svn/repos
    ServerName svn.ehowstuff.local
    ErrorLog logs/svn.ehowstuff.local-error_log
    CustomLog logs/svn.ehowstuff.local-access_log common
</VirtualHost>

7. Do a backup of origial subversion file :

[[email protected] ~]# mv /etc/httpd/conf.d/subversion.conf /etc/httpd/conf.d/subversion.conf.bak

8. Create and Configure subversion.conf :

[[email protected] ~]# vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/subversion.conf
LoadModule dav_svn_module     modules/mod_dav_svn.so
LoadModule authz_svn_module   modules/mod_authz_svn.so

<Location /svn/repos>
        DAV svn
        SVNParentPath /svn/repos
        AuthType Basic
        AuthName "Authorization Realm"
        AuthUserFile /svn/users/passwords
        AuthzSVNAccessFile /svn/permissions/svnaccess
        Require valid-user
</Location>

9. Create first repository using svnadmin command :

[[email protected] ~]# svnadmin create /svn/repos/testrepo
[[email protected] ~]# chown -R apache:apache /svn/repos/testrepo

10. Create htpasswd user to access the testrepo repository :

[[email protected] ~]# htpasswd -c /svn/users/passwords svnuser1
New password:
Re-type new password:
Adding password for user svnuser1

11. Create svnaccess file to access the testrepo repository :

[[email protected] ~]# vi /svn/permissions/svnaccess

Add the following :

[testrepo:/]
svnuser1 = rw

12. Restart httpd :

[[email protected] ~]# service httpd restart
Stopping httpd:                                            [  OK  ]
Starting httpd:                                            [  OK  ]

13. Test your subversion server from browser :

http://svn.ehowstuff.local/svn/repos/testrepo/

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