The acronym SVN stands for Subversion, a very common and popular Version Control System.

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Subversion error: Repository moved permanently to please relocate

I've set up subversion and apache on my server. If I browse to it through my webbrowser it works fine (http://svn.host.com/reposname). However, if I do a checkout on my machine I get the following ...
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Best way to do Subversion backups?

What is the best way to do Subversion backups (on a Debian based server). Is it to use svnadmin? svnadmin dump /path/to/reponame > reponame.dump Or maybe just to tar the dir where the ...
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What ways there are to backup repositories for Windows VisualSVN?

At this moment we are using Visual SVN and we are backing up the entire repositories directory for visual svn. This backs up the entire data for each repository inside our svn engine. I am curious ...
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Do old package versions in CentOS mean that they do not have security fixes?

We asked our admin to update SVN on our CentOS 6.5 server. He did so and the result was SVN 1.6.11. However the current version of SVN is 1.8.9. I know the CentOS yum repository is not always ...
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recreating svn repository

after a major server fault, svn repository was destroyed and my working version is most current one, what is the way to recreate svn repository from my working version? after installing svn on a new ...
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apache auth: combination of LDAP and htpasswd

We're using Apache with mod_svn to serve the subversion repo. Apache is hooked to an LDAP server so all users can use their domain passwords. For the build machine to be able to checkout, I want to ...
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Incremental Backups of SVN Repository daily ? (OS = UNIX)

the first part of question how i can make Incremental Backups of SVN Repository ? what is the command do this ....... and how i can do this automatically (OS + UNIX)
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Stopping Microsoft Office 2010 from integrating with Subversion server as if it's Sharepoint

We have an Apache Subversion server that we store (amongst other things) all of our documentation on. We have a lot of Word, Excel, PDF etc. documents in svn, and all of our users use TortoiseSVN as ...
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SVN Commit Error

I'm trying to allow multiple users to access/commit to my repo and I'm running into permission issues (as expected). I followed the steps in the SVN book and I'm still getting this error: svn: ...
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Cannot commit to SVN repository via http

When I try to import a project into my subversion repository via http, I get this error: Can't create directory '/usr/local/svn/myproj/db/transactions/0-1.txn': Permission denied I set the httpd ...
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Upgrade Apache from source if the original was installed from an rpm?

(migrated from stackoverflow.com) Recently I've inherited a set of machines running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4. They have been provisioned with Apache Server v2.2.3 installed from rpms. I need to ...
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one svn account for each programmer?

Should I have one SVN user for each programmer on the Ubuntu server? Is this accomplished by using "htpasswd" 4 times for 4 programmers? How do I couple all these users to same group so that I could ...
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SSH access from outside to a pc inside network

I have a static IP and ADSL router linked to a linksys wireless router to which all my machines are connected. I would want to setup SVN on one of machines and provide SSH access which should be ...
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SVN SSL Certificate Validation Error

I am running RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 and have a subversion server installed (with Apache). I have just configured Apache to run HTTPS with an SSL Certificate from Geotrust. The Apache part of ...
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Subversion post commit hook checkout to website document root

We have Subversion running on our Debian development server. We have setup a post-commit hook to checkout the contents of the repository to /var/www/ourwebsite There are about 2GB worth of files and ...
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How can I set proxy for subversion with ssh tunnel?

I want to check out/update the code via proxy since my local connection is slow. I setup ssh tunnel : ssh -D 8090 user@ssh.proxy.net to forward all the packets to my localhost:8090. How can I set up ...
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Subversion error: (405 Method Not Allowed) in response to MKCOL

I am getting the following error while trying to commit a new directory addition. svn: Commit failed (details follow): svn: Server sent unexpected return value (405 Method Not Allowed) in response to ...
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“SSL error parse tlsext” on large commit to SVN via Apache, Gentoo

This happens only on large commit (resulting in a failed commit): Revelant section from virtual host config in Apache <LimitExcept GET PROPFIND OPTIONS REPORT> Require valid-user ...
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Difference between the format and db/format files in a Subversion repository

What is the difference between the following two files on an SVN server (ie not in a checked out repository)? format db/format In our repositories the contents of the first is 5 while the contents ...
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Keeping a part of a Subversion repository, but there is a path change in the middle

I have a Subversion repository where a directory was moved once. I want to send to someone only a part of the repository, which includes this directory. I believe I have read and understood the ...
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Setting up SVN server for multiple users over http

The SVN annotate feature is quite powerful and makes quick work of who to track down for a particular feature on a particular line of code. This feature is rendered slightly more limited (but still ...
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SVN - Error Rep Repository UUID 'XXX…' doesn't match expected 'XXX..'

Zend Framework's SVN server went down yesterday, now it's back I'm still getting an error from my external 'Zend' directory. Whenever I try to update or switch to another branch I get this error. ...
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Setting up Redmine With the Bitnami stack installer on Windows Server 2003

I'm running into a problem with the Redmine Bitnami stack intaller on Windows Server 2003. Setting up my project, I'm trying to add a remote subversion repo to the project, but it's erroring out. A ...
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Writing an SVN hook that updates copy of committed code

I have a SVN repository with a lot of sub-projects stored in it. Right now in my post-commit I just loop through all possible folders on the machine and run svn update on each: REPOS="$1" REV="$2" ...
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Certificate problems with Apache LDAPS access

I have a Subversion server running on Ubuntu 11.04 using Apache, and I'm trying to hook the authentication up with LDAPS. I got the Apache config file set up to authenticate against LDAP (sans the S) ...
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Apache, SVN and Active Directory: how to avoid duplicate configuration?

I'm trying to linking the SVN hosted on Apache on a Windows Server 2008 to the Active Directory. I understood what do I need to do to manage the groups of users on repository level: <Location ...
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Problems with apache svn server (403 Forbidden)

Iv recently setup a SVN server on my papache webserver. I installed USVN http://www.usvn.fr/ to help manage the repositories from a web interface. When I create a repository and try to import code ...
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What are the permissions to set on SVN root?

I'm trying to provide a remote access to SVN server through Apache. The situation can be illustrated like this: /root /public-project /trunk /branches /restricted-project ...
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How do you accept an SSL certificate through the SVN command line?

Is there an command line option to auto accept a SSL certificate permanently using the SVN commandline in a way that avoids the prompt?
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SVN+SSH Security

I use snv+ssh with key based authentication. Right now in order for any of my svn users to access the repository through Subversion, I must set the repo files to be readable and writable on the ...
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How can I adjust subversion repository file permissions automatically for use w. Apache/DAV?

I've set-up a subversion server accessible with Apache/DAV and after screwing up the repositories file permissions a couple of days ago I started wondering if there's a better way to do this than the ...
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Apache 2.4 + SVN authz authentication with mixed authenticated/anonymous access

I'm using Apache 2.4, and I wish to use it without mod_access_compat. I'm trying to serve SVN repositories, with access control handled by mod_authz_svn. I want some repos or locations within repos ...
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SVN Backup using rsync command

I setup a cron for taking backup of my SVN repo( 8 GB) to another server. But some times I get errors and I feel that this is not the proper way to back an svn to a remote server. I used the command ...
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Apache LDAPS Authentication

I am having a difficult time setting up an LDAPS authentication for my directory /var/svn. Here is the configuration file I have for Apache: LDAPTrustedGlobalCert CERT_BASE64 ...
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Apache 2.2 used to provide access to SVN consumes a lot of memory

We use Apache 2.2 to host SVN repository on a Windows 2003 machine. Works fine except that over a couple of weeks the httpd process inflates and starts consuming something like 1.5 gigabytes of ...
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Set up server at home for running svn and Bugzilla

I'm a fairly experienced developer, but when it comes to servers and network related stuff, I'm pretty green. We are developing a web site, and I would like to set up a server that can host my ...
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install subversion on windows

I'm looking for idiot-proof instructions for installing the SVN server on windows. In terms of configuration all I need to do is to create a user that can connect from the local machine. Thanks, Don
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Migration svn folder to new svn server repository

Here in our company two big departments are getting together. Both have their own svn servers with subversion folder structure and its been created using an application. Now they are coming up with ...
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Cannot access any svn file

I put directory svn and svn-auth in /var/www and already change owner and set permission with chown -R apache.apache /var/www/svn* and chmod 600 -R /var/www/svn* My configuration ...
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User directory permissions on SSH server

I have an SSH server running primarily for myself but now have some code I'd like to share with my colleagues through SVN. I am able to share it with svn+ssh by creating a separate account called ...
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SVN web interface

I have a scenario here and I'm hoping there's some tool our there that can do this. I would like to be able to control a SVN checkout without being SSH'ed in. Meaning, I would be able to run svn ...
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svn Error when commiting-Access denied: 'foobar' MKACTIVITY MYREPO:

I'm currently working with Apache and SVN with ActiveDirectory Authentication. The user is using TortoiseSVN client. I should point out that I have 2 repos with same name and different mapping but ...
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vhost setup for multiple SVN repositories on same server

I have 2 svn repos on my EC2 instance. They are located in /ebs/svn/repo1 & /ebs/svn/repo2. I have created a domain alias svn.mydomain.com, to point to the parent directory of above (/ebs/svn). ...
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Trac + SVN: Why post commit hook doesn't work?

I want to use the standard Trac post-commit-hook for SVN. I'm using Trac 0.11.4 and have downloaded this hook from their site. I've put it into /usr/local/bin/ and chmod +x'ed it. The post-commit ...
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Cannot access svn repository in correct path

My repository directory is /var/www/svn and access file is /var/www/svn-auth and I create repository project1 in svn directory My configuration svn.mydomain.com.conf <VirtualHost ...
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How do I configure an ldap server on ubuntu 11.04 ? (for use with subversion and trac)

I have an Ubuntu server 11.04 on ec2 (I'm mentioning this, as it appears things have changed in this version from previous ubuntu releases, when it regards LDAP configuration). I want to configure it ...
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TortoiseSVN Error: Unable to Connect to a repository at URL

I'm using TortoiseSVN to connect to a newly-created repository on my RHEL server. I did svnadmin create reponame as root to create the repository. I simply want to checkout the repository using ...
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SVN SSL negotiation failed

I am having issues using svn all of a sudden. When trying to update/commit or create a new checkout I get the following error. I cant seem to find much information about it. svn: OPTIONS of ...
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Apache & SVN on Ubuntu - Post-commit hook fails silently, pre-commit hook “Permission Denied”

I've been struggling for the past couple days to get post-commit email notifications working on my SVN server (running via HTTP with Apache2 on Ubuntu 9.10). SVN commits work fine, but for some reason ...
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How to use Linux username and password with Subversion?

I'd like to setup Subversion repository so that same username and password could be used to access repository as in ssh login. I managed to get login work so that correct username is required, but it ...