Subversion (svn) 1.8 on Debian 7 wheezy

Just installed a brand new debian and than I can’t use my working copies cause the svn version is still 1.6.x
So an upgraded is required!


wget -O /tmp/wd-deb.gpg
apt-key add /tmp/wd-deb.gpg
rm /tmp/wd-deb.gpg
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

deb wheezy svn18

So now I can have fun again! Why not git? Cause the company repos are still in svn and I had some troubles with git-svn.

6 thoughts on “Subversion (svn) 1.8 on Debian 7 wheezy

  1. Is wandisco totally Debian compatible?

    I am rather new to Debian and encountered the problem that you did.

    I am still mostly clueless about which cracks in the sidewalk I’m supposed to step on which not.

    I expected when choosing Debian to easily steer away from non-free software. I understood that Debian is very big on “stability”. I’m not someone who wants/needs bleeding edge for my home system.

    I was resigned to wait (or contribute to the effort) for Subversion to catch up to the version I had been using for quite awhile. I have NO experience in going backward with repositories… only going forward (trouble enough with that).

    Is there a forum that welcomes questions about “How to downgrade to Debian from riskier places.”?

  2. yes it is fully compatible. The reason for using it that I want to use the last version of subversion since it has some very nice features and is much faster.

  3. Hallo Mario

    Danke für deine Anleitung. Für apache2-support noch folgendes:

    * apt-get install libapache2-svn
    * /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

  4. Sorry for the newbie question, but how do you upgrade the svn client after the instructions above?

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