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Jonathan Martens


Contrib 8:
The latest version of smeserver-subversion is available in the SME Contribs repository, click on the version number(s) for more information.


This contrib provides subversion over http and https for SME Server, it won't provide other means of subversion like the svn protocol or the ssh+svn protocol. It will also install a panel in the server-manager to administer your subversion repositories.


This contrib can be found in the SME Contribs repository (available on SME Servers as of smeserver-yum-1.2.0-41). To install this contrib get shell access as root user and issue the following command:

yum install smeserver-subversion --enablerepo=smecontribs

After yum has finished make sure to issue the following commands:

signal-event post-upgrade
signal-event reboot

Updating the subversion 'core'

The smeserver-subversion contrib does not contain the subversion package itself, as this removes the need of releasing a new contrib every time a new subversion version is released.

This contrib is meant to tie it in to SME Server. The command in the installation section will install the latest subversion version yum can find in the enabled repositories. the SME Contribs repository should contain the latest release of subversion. You can install or update like this

yum update subversion --enablerepo=smecontribs


To remove this contribution issue the following command:

yum remove smeserver-subversion

After yum has finished make sure to issue the following commands:

signal-event post-upgrade
signal-event reboot

Additional information

  • More information about subversion can be found on the Subversion site, the online copy of the book Version Control with Subversion or at this page on my website.
  • Each SVN repository is stored on the server under /home/e-smith/files/repositories/{repository-name}
  • The URL for a repository is http://{server-name}/{repository-name} (or https://{server-name}/{repository-name}). Care must be taken with the naming of subversion repositories as they share the same web namespace as the i-bays
  • In the admin panel, be careful when setting permissions for reading and writing to a repository. When no selections are made in both the "read-only access" lists, or both the "full access" lists, they will default to 'Everyone'. To completely restrict access to specific groups and users, you must make a selection from both the "read-only access" and the "full access" lists, for either one or more groups, or one or more users.


Please raise bugs under the SME-Contribs section in bugzilla and select the smeserver-subversion component or use this link .

Below is an overview of the current issues for this contrib:

IDProductVersionStatusSummary (2 tasks)
7310SME Contribs7.6UNCONFIRMEDAccess right issue
2967SME Contribs7.1CONFIRMEDAbility to select which domains svn is available on & create subdomains

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