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How to install Setup an Apache Subversion (SVN) on CentOS 7 server

Subversion (SVN) is an extensively used version control answer which assistance in storing files of many versions, similar source code and documents.

In this object, I will show you how to setup SVN server on a CentOS 7 server instance.

Update the Centos 7 server: -

yum update -y

once update complete reboot the server.


install firewalld:-

yum install firewalld -y

To enable firewalld, run the following command as root:

systemctl enable firewalld

Start Firewalld

To start firewalld, run the following command as root:

systemctl start firewalld

Check the Status of Firewalld

To check the status of firewalld, run the following command as root:

systemctl status firewalld

Install Apache(httpd):-

yum install httpd

Remove Apache's httpd default page:-

sed -i 's/^/#&/g' /etc/httpd/conf.d/welcome.conf

Stop Apache httpd from showing records in the "/var/www/html" directory:-

sed -i "s/Options Indexes FollowSymLinks/Options FollowSymLinks/" /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

Install SVN and the mod_dav_svn module:-

yum install subversion mod_dav_svn

Configure SVN:-

vi /etc/httpd/conf.modules.d/10-subversion.conf

Add the following section:-

DAV svn

SVNParentPath /svn

AuthName "SVN Repos"

AuthType Basic

AuthUserFile /etc/svn/svn-auth

AuthzSVNAccessFile /svn/authz

Require valid-user

Save and quit:-


Create an SVN repo:-

mkdir /svn

cd /svn

svnadmin create repo1

chown -R apache:apache repo1

Setup SVN user accounts:-

mkdir /etc/svn

htpasswd -cm /etc/svn/svn-auth user1

chown root:apache /etc/svn/svn-auth

chmod 640 /etc/svn/svn-auth

If you want to create more SVN user accounts, refer to the following commands:

sudo htpasswd -m /etc/svn/svn-auth user2

sudo htpasswd -m /etc/svn/svn-auth user3

Setup permissions for users:-

cp /svn/repo1/conf/authz /svn/authz

vi /svn/authz

Add the following section:-










Save and quit:-


Start Apache and modify firewall rules:-

Start Apache:-

sudo systemctl start httpd.service

sudo systemctl enable httpd.service

Open the HTTP service port:

sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-service=http

sudo firewall-cmd –reload

Finally, use the following path to access the SVN repo "repo1" on your server from an SVN client:

http://your ip/svn/repo1

That concludes our blog.

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