I know these are noob questions, but I never got my own Subversion running before and I'm kinda lost.

I installed VisualSVN in Windows, but it doesn't support svn:// protocol by default, only HTTP or HTTPS.

It is working fine over HTTP, and I'm able to manage it from its management tool, see its repositories and get their HTTP-based URL, and from that I'm able to use Tortoise to check out and check in. I'm able to check out from a repository URL using Tortoise: http://Main:90/svn/HikariKrumo/

But I need svn:// protocol for Redmine to access it. Redmine says to support http:// but it reports this error message: The entry or revision was not found in the repository.. And I need HTTPS to access it from Internet.

If I can get Redmine to access it from svn:// I can just configure it to use HTTPS in place of HTTP, and I hope it all to works.

I like VisualSVN because of its management tool, but I can use another Subversion distro if needed, as long as it supports svn:// and https://. I'm getting crazy on it because it should be simple but I can't get it to work.

  • I'm gonna try to make it simpler. I have Bitnami Redmine built-in Subversion svnserve.exe running on port 3691. I created a project svnadmin create project1. Now how can I get its URL and access it?
    – Hikari
    Apr 14, 2013 at 0:50
  • Simple: Install Cygwin and use the command-line svn client. Apr 14, 2013 at 6:02
  • 2
    @DeerHunter - that's a terrible suggestion. There are svn command line clients complied for Windows. Apr 14, 2013 at 23:12

1 Answer 1


When you run svnserver you:

  • must before creating the repository

define a root for svnserve at the same location, where you already have SVNParentPath - read "Running svnserve" section for details.

In this case every repository created will be reacheable via http:// and svn:// at the same time

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