I want to upgrade my SVN Server from 1.6 to 1.7. Unfortunately I can't find anything on the internet how to do this with yum. I have checked rpmforge-extras but it has only svn 1.6 and not 1.7

I wanted to update with yum because this is the most secure way for me. I'm not an experienced Linux user.

Is there a yum repository that contains 1.7 (subversion.x86_64 0:1.7.xxxxx.el5.rfx)?

If there is none, perhaps a short explanation how to update with just step by step.

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You could just build from the sources.

The following worked for me (although you may not want to do the update or install every package in "Development tools" and "Additional Development"):

sudo yum update
sudo yum groupinstall "Development tools"
sudo yum groupinstall "Additional Development"
wget https://archive.apache.org/dist/subversion/subversion-1.7.8.tar.gz
tar zxvf subversion-1.7.8.tar.gz
cd subversion-1.7.8
make check
sudo make install

On my system this seems to put the binary in /usr/local/bin/svn whereas the 1.6 binary is in /usr/bin/svn so you might need set up an alias.

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    configure --prefix /usr will direct the make install to /usr/bin/svn
    – bvanlew
    Jan 12, 2018 at 13:14

This seems to be a solution http://www.wandisco.com/subversion/download#centos I haven't tried it but it is officially supported http://subversion.apache.org/packages.html#centos

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    "Officially supported"? What do you mean by that? From the top of that page: "The Apache Subversion project does not officially endorse or maintain any binary packages of the Subversion software."
    – rakslice
    Feb 2, 2012 at 18:12
  • I simply mean that it is mentioned on apache.org and not a back water project that no one know about. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:13
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    The WANdisco packages are supported in that we have compiled and fully tested them before release, and we are around to help on the SVN forum (svnforum.org/forum.php) if needed. Jul 19, 2012 at 18:40

I used the rpmforge repository: http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/RPMForge

After having installed the rpm-forge package, I installed subversion 1.7 by issuing this command:

sudo yum install --enablerepo=rpmforge-extras subversion

Completely painless upgrade.


You can do this to upgrade your subversion :

For CentOS/RHEL 7 Users:

name=Wandisco SVN Repo

For CentOS/RHEL 6 Users:

name=Wandisco SVN Repo

For CentOS/RHEL 5 Users:

name=Wandisco SVN Repo

Next you create a repo for your subversion:

vi /etc/yum.repos.d/wandisco-svn.repo

Copy paste which one repo you used to wandisco-svn.repo file.

Then optionally, but advised, add the repository gpg signature:

wget http://opensource.wandisco.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-WANdisco
gpg --quiet --with-fingerprint ./RPM-GPG-KEY-WANdisco
rpm --import ./RPM-GPG-KEY-WANdisco

And finally execute this below :

yum clean all
yum remove subversion
yum install epel-release
yum install subversion

Don't forget to use your root access to do that. :D


You can download the binary packages from our website here.

Alternatively you can use uberSVN, which supports 1.6.18 and 1.7.5, along with all the other stuff you need to get up and running (Apache, Tomcat, user admin etc).

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