Setting up Subversion and WebSVN

I always wanted to learn how to set up a version control system, especially SVN since everybody tend to move to that system.

This howto will illustrate a way to install and configure Subversion and websvn on a Debian server with the following features:

  • multiple repository Subversion
  • access to the repositories via WebDAV (https, https) and ssh
  • Linux system account access control and/or Apache level access control
  • a secured websvn (php web application for easy code browsing)
  • configured syntax coloring in websvn with gnu enscript

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This guide was written for a Debian system, so package names may differ from Fedora, but it’s a good read. Also, make sure you do not miss the excellent online book Version Control with Subversion, which contains extensive information about SVN.

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