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This is a simple how to set up your own subversion (SVN) repository on Slackware. When I wanted to set this up myself I found a document on how to set it up on a much older Slackware version so I created this to document on a more current version (14.2 as of this writing).
Subversion and its tools are installed by default in Slackware so you simply need a place to store the repository.
Start by creating a folder for the SVN repositories:
mkdir -p /home/svn/repositories
Now we need to setup Apache
And uncomment the following three lines:
LoadModule dav_module lib64/httpd/modules/mod_dav.so LoadModule dav_svn_module lib64/httpd/modules/mod_dav_svn.so LoadModule authz_svn_module lib64/httpd/modules/mod_authz_svn.so
Now add a virtual host for the repository location to the Apache config:
<Location /svn> DAV svn SVNParentPath /home/svn/repositories AuthzSVNAccessFile /home/svn/.svn-policy-file AuthName "Test SVN Repo" AuthType Basic AuthUserFile /home/svn/.svn-auth-file Satisfy Any Require valid-user </Location>
This sets up a simple path based authentication.
SVN authentication and Users
Now setup the svn root directory by creating /home/svn/.svn-policy-file:
Here the * gives read to all users and I gave myself (enine) read write access to a repository called test
[/] * = r [test:/] enine = rw
Next we create the .svn-auth-file first user and the first user.
htpasswd -cs /home/svn/.svn-auth-file enine
-c tells htpasswd to create the file and -s uses sha1 for storing the password to add additional users simply remove the c option.
note that sha1 is not the most secure, you may wish to use htdigest or configure SSL in Apache to prevent password sniffing.
Now create a repository
svnadmin create --fs-type fsfs /home/svn/repositories/test
–fs-type fsfs creats the file-system based repoistory
And give Apache permissions over it
chown -R apache:apache /home/svn/repositories/test
If you didn't have Apache already running enable it
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.httpd
And start Apache
Now you can do a quick test