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Install and Use Subversion (svn) and ViewVC on Ubuntu

11 Nov

Install and Use Subversion (svn) and ViewVC on Ubuntu

 Install Subversion with Web Access on Ubuntu
  1. To install subversion, open a terminal and run the following command:

    sudo apt-get install subversion libapache2-svn
  2. To create a folder for the subversion repository in /svn, use

    sudo svnadmin create /svn
  3. Edit the configuration file for the subversion webdav module.

    sudo nano /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/dav_svn.conf

    The Location element in the configuration file dictates the root directory where subversion will be acessible from, for instance: http://128.143.XX.XX/svn
    In the file uncomment the following lines

    <Location /svn>
    
    DAV svn
    
    #The SVNPath line should be set to the same place 
    #your created the repository with the svnadmin command.
    
    # Set this to the path to your repository
    SVNParentPath /svn
    
    # Uncomment the following 3 lines to enable Basic Authentication
    AuthType Basic
    AuthName “Subversion Repository”
    AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/dav_svn.passwd
    Require valid-user ## add this line
  4. To create a user on the repository, use the following command:

    sudo htpasswd -cm /etc/apache2/dav_svn.passwd <username>

    Type in password when required.

  5. If the password file exists, use the following command:

    sudo htpasswd -m /etc/apache2/dav_svn.passwd <username>

    Type in password when required.

  6. Restart apache by running the following command:

    sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
  7. Now if you go in your browser to http://128.143.XX.XX/svn. Input username and password created when required.

Use SVN

  1. Create a repos using

    $ svnadmin create /svn/repos1

    on the server

  2. In the local computer, check out the repos1 by using

    svn checkout http://128.143.XX.XX/svn/repos1
  3. Now add a new or update a file on the server
    1. Create a file

      nano test.txt
    2. Add it to repos1

      svn add test.txt
    3. Upload it to the sever to repos1

      svn commit test.txt -m "Initial readme file"

Install ViewVC on Ubuntu

  1. In the terminal

    sudo apt-get install viewvc
  2. Edit SVN configuration file

    sudo nano /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/dav_svn.conf

    Add the following line in the file

    ScriptAlias /viewvc /usr/lib/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi

    at the end of the file

  3. Edit the file

    /etc/viewvc/viewvc.conf

    Change the root_parents to

    root_parents = /svn : svn
  4. Restart apache by running the following command:

    sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
  5. Visit

    http://128.143.XX.XX/viewvc/viewvc.cgi

Access control for ViewVC

By default, anyone can access ViewVC. To control access using the rules for svn. Open the svn configure file using

sudo nano /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/dav_svn.conf

and add the following at the end

<Location /viewvc>                                        
 AuthType Basic
 AuthName "ViewSVN"
 AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/dav_svn.passwd
 Require valid-user
 </Location>
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Posted by on November 11, 2011 in Linux

 

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