Install svn server on centos 6

SVN – Apache subversion

SVN – Subversion is a versioning and revision control system used by developers to track and keep up earlier versions of their source codes.

In this article we can see how to setup svn server on centos 6.

Lets start ,

Install svn server on centos 6

Update yum repositories and packages by typing the below command

[root@krizna ~]# yum update

Before installing SVN packages, you must install and configure apache ( Webserver ) .

Install and configure apache

Step 1 » Type the below command to install apache along with dependencies.
[root@krizna ~]# yum install httpd

Step 2 » Open the file /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf .
Find “#ServerName″ (line no : 276 ) .

and add this line below . “ServerName youripaddress:80″


Step 3 » Issue the below command to start apache service .
[root@krizna ~]# service httpd start
and type this below command to start apache service automatically while booting.

[root@krizna ~]# chkconfig --levels 235 httpd on

Now open your server ip address in the browser . you can see the apache test page.

Installing svn server centos 6
If you not able to see the apache test page, Disable the firewall ( iptables ) and selinux service on your server .
Disable firewall ( Iptables ) »
[root@krizna ~]# service iptables stop
[root@krizna ~]# chkconfig iptables off

Disable Selinux » open the file /etc/selinux/config and find the line

and replace with

now reboot the server and try again.

Install and configure svn server

Step 4 » Now start installing svn packages, Just type the below command .

[root@krizna ~]# yum install subversion mod_dav_svn

Step 5 » Now create new directory for svn repository.

[root@krizna ~]# mkdir /svn

Step 6 » Create a new repository in the svn by issuing the below command

[root@krizna ~]# svnadmin create /svn/newrep

Step 7 » Now issue the below commands one by one for necessary permissions.

[root@krizna ~]# chown -R apache.apache /svn/newrep/
[root@krizna ~]# chcon -h system_u:object_r:httpd_sys_content_t /svn/newrep/
[root@krizna ~]# chcon -R -h apache:object_r:httpd_sys_content_t /svn/newrep/
Step 8 » Now create a password file “newrep.users” with username “krizna” by typing below command
[root@krizna ~]# htpasswd -cm /svn/newrep.users krizna
Step 9 » Now open the SVN apache config file ( /etc/httpd/conf.d/subversion.conf ) and add the below lines at the end of the file .

Step 10 » Restart apache service
[root@krizna ~]# service httpd restart
Step 11 » Now open your svn path http://yourserverip/repos/newrep in a browser( Ex: ) . you can see newrep revision page after typing username and password created (step 8).

install svn server centos 6
Step 12 » Create basic repository structure with the below commands
[root@krizna ~]# mkdir -p /tmp/svn/{trunk,branches,tags}
[root@krizna ~]# svn import -m 'Initializing basic repository structure' /tmp/svn/ http://localhost/repos/newrep/

Step 13 »  Now you can see updated revision and structure details .

install svn server centos 6

Enjoy ..