Monday, January 05, 2009

How-To: Install, Configure, and Import your first SVN (Subversion) repo on CentOS 5

This might only be useful to me, I don't know but at least I will know its out there and when I have to do this again I will know what to do.

Use wget to pull down the latest source.
tar xzfv subversion.
cd subversion.
make && make install
svnadmin create --fs-type fsfs /path/to/repo
touch /path/to/repo/.htpasswd
htpasswd /path/to/repo username
svn import -m "First Import" --username=username /source/path/ file:///path/to/repo
Setup the apache config file. Since I use named virtual hosts and typically have multple repos here is a sample.

<VirtualHost *:80>
        DocumentRoot "/var/www/html"
        ServerPath /html/
        DirectoryIndex index.php index.htm
        <Location /svn/repo1>
                DAV svn
                SVNPath /path/to/repo/repo1
                AuthType Basic
                AuthName "repo1 Repository"
                AuthzSVNAccessFile /path/to/svn-acl-conf
                AuthUserFile /path/to/repo/repo1/.htpasswd
                Require valid-user
        <Location /svn/repo2>
                DAV svn
                SVNPath /path/to/repo/repo2
                AuthType Basic
                AuthName "repo2 Repository"
                AuthzSVNAccessFile /path/to/svn-acl-conf
                AuthUserFile /path/to/repo/repo1/.htpasswd
                Require valid-user
        <Location /svn/repo3>
                DAV svn
                SVNPath /path/to/repo/repo3
                AuthType Basic
                AuthName "repo3 Repository"
                AuthzSVNAccessFile /path/to/svn-acl-conf
                AuthUserFile /path/to/repo/repo3/.htpasswd
                Require valid-user

The /path/to/svn-acl-conf file contains
username = rw
username = rw
username =rw

This file needs to be updated everytime a new repository is added with the appropriate username and permissions.

I am sure I have missed some steps with this, but it's a decent starting point.

1 comment:

Matt said...

Cool, sounds very straightforward. I haven't setup an SVN repository for a while, but I'm going to be doing one on my backup server for various configurations, so this will save me time. Thanks!