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I would like to update my Subversion server to a new version and don't find any documentation on this, so I'm asking this.

How can I update Subversion (1.4.6 to 1.6.3) on Linux the easiest way?

What can be harmed there? Keyword: APR etc.

The distro is RHEL and has no access to the internet.

Any help or warnings are appreciated.

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What distro are you using? – Mark Davidson Aug 18 '09 at 11:52
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Typically you install the lastest version of subversion, then run "svnadmin upgrade" (which often does nothing at all - repository format upgrades are rare).

You should, of course, take a backup first.

The upgrade notes are part of the release notes.

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Not my answer, but I did come across this the other day:

And for SVN database upgrade, you better "svnadmin dump" your repository(es) using current server installation, then prepare an upgrade, make test repository, check that it working fine, then restore your actual repos.


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WAndisco Subversion Binaries have autoupdate capability:

Free Download:

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Scott Pack Dec 5 '12 at 16:09

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