Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Configure Subversion in RHEL

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Subversion (referred as SVN) is a software versioning and revision control system. Developers use this to maintain current and historical versions of file like source code, web pages and other documentation.
In this article we will see how we can configure subversion client in Rhel and access a svn site to download the source code.

We will download the latest gz file from

Once downloaded, extract the contents .Follow the steps to build and configure the svn tool in Linux. In order to build and configure svn we need the apxs tool available in Linux.

To find apxs location type   
whereis apxs

If apxs is not installed in your system, install the httpd-devel rpm from your yum repository.

Once apxs is available, go to the extracted library,

cd subversion-1.2.1
./configure --with-apxs=/usr/sbin/apxs
make check (takes some time for checking)
make install

If everything goes fine, we have the svn available.

Try to access a location using

More articles to come, Happy coding….

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