{ Akbarsait NoorMohamed }

Installing Subversion Server and Client on Windows

Jun 02, 2008
2 minutes

Last week I installed Subversion in my systems and found “Mere-Moments Guide to installing a Subversion server on Windows” very helpful indeed and which minimize my time from googling on for more information’s about installation. I found another blog entry for subversion installation with screen-shots about each step during installation. I am sharing both the links here for your reference on installing Subversion and I’m sure it will save your time.

Joe White’s Blog: Mere Moments Guide To Installing A Subversion Server On Windows: http://blog.excastle.com/2005/05/31/mere-moments-guide-to-installing-a-subversion -server-on-windows/

Team Systems : Setting up a Subversion Server under (Installation steps with screen-shots) Windows: http://blogs.vertigosoftware.com/teamsystem/archive/2006/01/16/Setting_up_a_Subversion_Server_under_ Windows.aspx

Download the SVNService.zip (the link is no longer available in above blogs): http://www.stanford.edu/~bsuter/subversion-setup-guide/SVNService.zip

Subversion books

During my installation I got some issues one after another they are mostly because of the spaces in svnserve.conf and in passwd files of svn_repos\conf folder. I am sharing this information because it will be useful during your installation process.

Error Message (This error occurred while starting the server manually and creating a project):

svn: C:\Documents and Settings\Subversion Repository\conf\svnserve.conf:12: Option expected svn: Your commit message was left in a temporary file: svn: ‘svn-commit.3.tmp’

The issue is because in my svnserve.conf there where some leading space character I left while uncommenting my svnserve.conf file.

** Cause for error: [general]  

Altered Lines to Resolve the error: **

[general] anon-access=read auth-access=write password-db=passwd

Here is another link for Subversion installation from Brain kohars’ Blog about Less Than Mere-Moments Installation of Subversion

Subclipse - Subversion Plug-in for Eclipse: