Subversion is a revision control system with a central repository.
This article describes how to set up a subversion server. It has been tested with SUSE Linux 11, but should work for other distributions as well.
Install the subversion software:
yast -i subversion
Then add a subversion user and its group:
useradd -m svn groupadd svn
Find out where subversion expects its repository
/etc/init.d/svnserve start Starting svnserve svnserve: Root path '/srv/svn/repos' does not exist or is not a directory. failed
Create the respective directory
svnadmin create /srv/svn/repos
Start the subversion server
Now add user rights management to your subversion. Modify /srv/svn/repos/conf/svnserve.conf:
anon-access = read auth-access = write password-db = passwd realm = My First Repository
svn co svn://localhost Checked out revision 0.
Check out your repository using
svn co svn+ssh://root@localhost/srv/svn/repos/ Password: Password: Checked out revision 0.
Add your first directory
cd repos/ ls .svn svn mkdir trunk A trunk svn commit -m "myfirst" Password: Adding trunk Committed revision 1.
Show it in the web
To make your subversion repository browsable from a web browser, have an apache server running on the same server and install ViewVC. You will need to adapt /etc/sysconfig/apache and /srv/viewvc/viewvc.conf