– Creating the repositories
If you have not created any subversion repositories yet, you can create one with svnadmin:
# svnadmin create ~/my-repository
– Tweaking svnserve.conf
Open up and edit the svnserve.conf file located in the $HOME/my-repo/conf/ directory.
# Sample $HOME/my-repo/conf/svnserve.conf
# Path to the file containing svn users and passwords.
password-db = $HOME/my-repo/conf/passwd
# Authentication realm of the repository. Two repositories using the
# same password-db should have the same realm.
realm = My-test-repository
# Deny all anonymous access
anon-access = none
# Grant authenticated users read and write privileges
auth-access = write
– Setting up password authentication
Open up and edit the password-db file (ie. $HOME/my-repo/conf/passwd). A sample entry might look like this:
user1 = password1
user2 = password2
– Starting up the server
Run the server by invoking svnserve with the -d switch (daemon mode) and –listen-host 18.104.22.168 (substituting 22.214.171.124 for your v-host IP address).
# svnserve -d –listen-host 126.96.36.199 -r $HOME/my-repo
To ensure that your svnserve gets started whenever the server is booted, you must add a @reboot line to your crontab. Use the crontab -e command to bring up your crontab in your favorite text editor and add the following line:
@reboot svnserve -d –listen-host 188.8.131.52 -r $HOME/my-repo
– Testing the server
To test the server’s functionality, you can create a working copy of your repository using your shell. The checkout command will create a working copy of the repository:
# svn co svn://your-domain.com/$HOME/my-repo my-working-dir
# cd my-working-dir
# echo “foo bar” > test-file
# svn add test-file
# svn remove test-file
# svn commit