Subversion finally working! Some tips.

A couple of weeks ago I got the chance to buy an old model (Core 2 duo though) of a 1.83 ghz mac mini with 2gig memory against a very reasonable price. I was looking for a mac mini for a while now to use as server, subversion, continuous builds and mediacenter.

I installed a clean install of leopard and had a php server with mysql setup in no time with the standard apache installation but getting subversion up and running was a bigger problem… at least for me it was since I usually don’t do this stuff. Perhaps this post may be of some help.

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Setting up subversion it self was no problem at all following this great tutorial, but the big problem I had was integrating it in my apache server. Shouldn’t be that hard on a first glance but apparently a clean install of leopard installs an older subversion module in apache then the subversion running on the mac itself. Trying to visit the page in a browser would result in “Could not open the requested SVN File system”. I first tried replacing the modules with the right ones (at least that’s what I thought) but then apache failed to start up. I then upgraded the complete subversion to 1.6 for os x which also installs new modules in apache and it was working like a Charm:)

Next step: Continuous builds.


3 Comment(s)

  1. On Apr 10, 2009, Daniel said:

    You should be aware that there is a major issue when sharing files via SVN between Windows und Mac operating systems. Since those 2 systems use different mechanisms for umlauts you will have duplicated files if you checkout from a windows based repo to a Mac an vice versa.

  2. On Apr 10, 2009, Niels Bruin said:

    Finally! Great tip!

  3. On Apr 10, 2009, Gerben Robijn said:

    Thanks for the tip Daniel. Lucky for me I am a compleet mac user

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