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SVN installation (Linux VPS/Cloud)

1. Via SSH on your server execute the following command to install SVN:  

# yum install subversion
2. Check if dav modules are loaded:

/etc/init.d/httpd -M | grep dav

dav_module (static)
dav_fs_module (static)
dav_lock_module (static)
dav_svn_module (shared)

If this modules are missing you need to rebuild apache using /scripts/easyapache.
  1. Select the profile that you wish to modify
  2. Click Next Step in the Apache Version stage
  3. Click Next Step in the PHP Version stage
  4. Click Exhaustive Options List
  5. Perform one of the following actions in the Exhaustive Options List :
    • To install the mod_dav Apache module, select the Dav option.
    • To install the mod_davz Apache module, select the Davz option.
  6. Click Save and Build.

Also make sure whether neon installed or not, if not installed:
tar -xzvf neon-0.28.4.tar.gz
cd neon-0.28.4
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/neon

3. Install and configure SVN. Execute the commands via SSH:

tar xfj subversion-1.6.3.tar.bz2
tar -zxvf sqlite-amalgamation-3.7.0.tar.gz
cd subversion-1.6.3
mkdir sqlite-amalgamation
cp /usr/src/sqlite-3.7.0/sqlite3.c /usr/src/subversion-1.6.3

4. Configure the subversion.
Check the apr source directory. Usually it is: /home/cpeasyapache/src/httpd-2.2/srclib/apr/.
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/subversion --with-apr=/home/cpeasyapache/src/httpd-2.2/srclib/apr/ --with-apr-util=/home/cpeasyapache/src/httpd-2.2/srclib/apr-util/ --with-neon=/usr/local/neon
make install

5. Create SVN for cpanel user:

mkdir -v /home/user/directory/repository

/usr/bin/svnadmin create --fs-type fsfs /usr/local/subversion/repository

That should create a subversion repository under /usr/local/subversion/repository.

6. Fix permissions for the created directory:

chown -R user:nobody /home/user/dir/repository
chmod -R 770 /home/user/dir/repository

Put the following entries in /usr/local/apache/conf/userdata/std/2/user/domain/svn.conf

DAV svn
SVNListParentPath On
SVNPath /home/user/directory/repository
AuthType Basic
AuthName "Subversion repository"
AuthUserFile /home/user/directory/repository/conf/authz
Require valid-user

Save it.

Then run:
/scripts/ensure_vhost_includes --user=username

7. Adding SVN users:
htpasswd -cmd /home/user/directory/repository/conf/auth username

8. Access the svn using link

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