This article will help you for step by step setup of Subversion (svn) server on Debian 11, Debian 10 and Debian 9 Linux systems.

Step 1 – Install Apache

We are using Apache web server to host SVN server. You need to install the Apache web server to access the svn server using HTTP URLs. Skip this step if you already have Apache web server on your system.

Step 2 – Install SVN Server

Use the following command to install subversion packages and their dependencies. Also, install svn module for Apache libapache2-mod-svn packages on your system. After installation, enable required Apache modules and restart Apache service.

Step 3 – Configure Apache with Subversion

Subversion Apache module package creates an configuration file /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/dav_svn.conf. You just need to make necessary changes to it.

Step 4 – Create SVN Repository

Use following commands to create your first svn repository with name myrepo. Also, set the required permissions on newly created directories.

Step 5 – Create Users for Subversion

Now create first svn user in /etc/apache2/dav_svn.passwd file. These users will use for authentication of svn repositories for checkout, commit processes. To create additional users, use following commands.

Step 6 – Access Repository in Browser

Use HTTP URLs to access your repository in the browser. It will prompt for authentication. Use login credentials created in Step 5. Change with your system hostname, domain name or IP address.

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