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(I originally asked this question on StackOverflow, but was referred here. Original question.)

I have a Bluehost account, and I want to install a personal Subversion server on it. I have come across a couple of tutorials, but they are for version 1.4.6, and certain issues in the build process seem to have changed, so I'm rather lost. For one thing, they seem to require the subversion-deps package, which seems to have been taken out of 1.7.

So, my question is this: how can I set up a personal Subversion server on Bluehost, for 1.7.3? (NOTE: I have SSH working, btw.)

I have no real experience with doing this before, so detailed advice/explanations would be nice.


Server OS: Linux (using phpinfo() doesn't get me much more - I found an indication of CentOS, but it was old and I can't find verification.) I'm using Windows 7, but highly doubt that matters.

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1. Who tells you, that you can compile anything on ordinary shared hosting www.bluehost.com ? 2. Precompiled CentOS Binaries exist in wild –  Lazy Badger Mar 3 '12 at 4:14
try running cat /etc/redhat-release to find more about which CentOS you are running. –  J.N. Mar 3 '12 at 4:37
the directory redhat-release does not exist; I've tried looking in multiple directories. I'm emailing them now to ask directly. –  CodeBunny Mar 3 '12 at 13:22

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Usually there are no rights for ordinary shared hosting users to perform such kind of operations. All you can do is ask Bluehost administrators to install subversion for you.

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