HOW TO Subversion+Apache on Fedora
To learn or use Subversion, please read the book.
To install subversion run below commands:
# yum install subversion # yum install mod_dav_svn
Then you need to setup at least one repository to test it.
Here create the folders..
# mkdir /svn # mkdir /svn/repos # mkdir /svn/users # mkdir /svn/permissions
repos – will contain all the projects
users – will contain all the user configs
permissions – will contain all the user permissions
We need to give these folders the proper permissions apache user permissions so that apache can write files on repos.
# chown -R apache.apache /svn
Then you can create repository using subversion cmd svnadmin.
# svnadmin create /svn/repos/project1
You can create multiple project repos under repos folder.
To setup apache server.
You may already have this subversion config file installed in conf.d folder otherwise you can create a new apache include file that will hold all configurations.
# vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/subversion.conf
This file need to contain something like this to serve the repository through apache:
LoadModule dav_svn_module modules/mod_dav_svn.so LoadModule authz_svn_module modules/mod_authz_svn.so
DAV svn SVNPath /svn/repos AuthType Basic AuthName “Subversion Repository” AuthUserFile /svn/users/passwords Require valid-user AuthzSVNAccessFile /svn/permissions/svnauthz.conf
We need to create some files so that this config will work properly. The first is htpasswd file which will contain all the usernames nad passwords which i named “/svn/users/passwords”.
# htpasswd -cb /svn/users/passwords username password
Next you need to create the svnauth file.
# vi /svn/permissions/svnauthz.conf
Inside place a list of users who have access to files:
[/] username = rw
The “rw” states that this user has read/write access to the root repository /.
Restart your web server and you should be done.
service httpd restart
Now you should access subversion repos as below.
Your example /etc/httpd/conf.d/subversion.conf seems to contain the wrong kind of double-quotes (open and closing as opposed to asymmetrical) so cutting and pasting doesn’t work and requires me to use my head.
Also, there seem to be some SELinux hangups for this to work in FC 10. I found the following solution:
chcon -R -h -t httpd_sys_script_rw_t /path/to/repository
In the comments to this posting:
No idea if that’s the proper labeling for these files, but that worked for me.
You have to add double quotes around “Subversion Repository”
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