I want to use svn on my root server so I performed following steps:

  1. install subversion using yast
  2. add group svn
  3. add a user with group svn
  4. create svn repo using svnadmin create
  5. chgrp on repo folder
  6. Checkout with subclipse

My repo is now located in /root/opt/svn/myproject

I want to access via http. So this is my subversion.conf

<Location /opt/svn>
   DAV svn
   SVNParentPath /opt/svn

   SVNListParentPath On
    # Limit write permission to list of valid users.

    # Require SSL connection for password protection.
    # SSLRequireSSL
    AuthType Basic
    # Message to give to the committer
    AuthName "Write access requires a password"
    # File listing users with write (commit) access
    AuthUserFile /srv/svn/user_access/svn_passwdfile
    Require valid-user

I followed this tutorial: http://www.korecky.org/?p=168&langswitch_lang=en

How can I access my repo? What is the correct url?

  • What has PuTTY to do with that? I thought you wanted to check it out via subclipse?
    – mailq
    Aug 7 '11 at 21:01
  • @mailq, many Windows SVN clients use putty(plink) for to build the SSH conection.
    – Zoredache
    Aug 8 '11 at 4:53

Have you read the docs about the repository URLs?

If you are expecting to connect via putty, then you probably want to use a url like.


Unless your repository actually is /my.Project, then I suspect your path is wrong.

  • My repo is on root/opt/svn/myProject Aug 8 '11 at 7:33

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