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Install Subversion Using uberSVN on Centos 6

Install Subversion Using uberSVN on CentOS 6
Install Subversion Using uberSVN on Centos 6

Subversion is a free open source version control system. It is used by developers to maintain current and previous all versions of files & directories such as source code, web pages and documentation etc. Subversion is used to manage and recover files/directories and the changes of them made all time.

uberSVN is a free open source application. uberSVN is introduced more development teams to the benefits of using Subversion for source control, configure Web interface for Subversion with built-in Apache Subversion versioning system. This is beneficial and much easier for users and programmers. A tutorial to installing Subversion on Linux CentOS 6 using easy-to-use uberSVN which manages Subversion using a nifty web interface.

Go to CLI and download the latest uberSVN 13.2 installer as shown below:

[root@linuxpathfinder ~]# wget

Set executable permission using the chmod command to run this setup.

[root@linuxpathfinder ~]# chmod +x

Now run the installer to download files to your current directory with following step.

[root@linuxpathfinder ~]# ./

It will start by extracting number of files with lots of dots.

Uncompressing uberSVN-64-1302 Linux 64bit Installer……………………………………………….

Installer warns that installation for new deployments of uberSVN. Enter “Y for next step“.

IMPORTANT: This installer is for new deployments of uberSVN and should not be used for updating existing installations!
Do you wish to continue with the installation? [Y/n] y

Next, where uberSVN has to installed. Press Enter.

Where should uberSVN be installed? Note that installing to /root or a home directory (eg /home/name) may cause permission issues and is not recommended.
Enter installation location (/opt/ubersvn):

Confirm your installation location. Enter “Y”.

Are you sure you want to install to: /opt/ubersvn/ubersvn? [Y/n] y

What port you want to use for uberSVN by default run on the port 1024.

Apache Subversion may be installed with the ability to run on a privileged port number below 1024. See for security considerations.
Allow Apache Subversion to run on a port below 1024? [y/N]y

Next step to ask to start uberSVN on boot. Enter “Y“.

Linux distribution was detected as Redhat
Do you want uberSVN to start on boot? (y/n) (y)

In next and final step URL will prompt, go to browser and put the below URL.

Your uberSVN installation is nearly ready. Visit the following URL to complete configuration:


Configuring uberSVN Interface

First uberSVN setup screen is now showing. In this first screen, it shows Installation Directory, Repo Storage Location and uberSVN key.


Your Admin User‘s account is required. Your full name, email, username and password. Go ahead for next step.


This step is to setup Portal and Apache to control users access to uberSVN & repositories. Put your machine IP address, uberSVN port and Apache port.


Next step is for email settings, select options as your requirement. Click the next button to continue.


It will take some time for new setup. Once completed then Start button as following.


uberSVN Interface

You are in login prompt. Now enter your admin username and password to access ubersvn.


Create Repositories and Add Users

In Subversion panel, simply you can create new repositories and setting up for users.


Subversion Start/Stop Service

Login to CLI and go to uberSVN’s binary directory.

[root@linuxpathfinder ~]# /opt/ubersvn/bin

Run the subversion start & stop script as shown below.

[root@linuxpathfinder bin]# ./ubersvncontrol start/stop &

Thats it! Now adding users and adding teams for more details and setting up new repositories.

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