Installing Subversion 1.5.2 on Windows 2000 Server already having Apache 2.2.9 installed.
Based on http://www.codeproject.com/KB/winsdk/SubversionApache.aspx
Did not get this to work properly! After going to http://localhost/svn/ in the browser in the end, I entered username and password, which it seemed to accept, but then displayed a 403 Forbidden instead of showing the repository root. Couldn't figure out why it did that.... So I set it up without Apache instead.
|Install Subversion||Download the latest version from http://subversion.tigris.org/ and copy content of zip files to somewhere, eg. under Program Files.|
|Add directory to environment variable "path"||
Add path to the bin folder to the environment variable PATH.
I had to restart the computer for this to take effect.
|Create repository root folder||The next step is to create a directory which will be a root for all the repositories of our source control. Eg. create the directory c:\svnroot|
|Create a test repository||
Create repositories in the svn root directories using the following commands:
svnadmin create c:\svnroot\test1
If you are told that MSVCP60.DLL is missing, you can download it from http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?msvcp60 and put it in your c:\windows\system32 folder.
|Install Apache||Download Apache from http://httpd.apache.org/ and install it - if you don't already have Apache installed. Minimum version 2.2.9 is required for the Subversion 1.5.2 that I'm using here.|
|Copy .so files||When the installation is finished, go to the bin directory within the Subversion installation, find two files with extension *.so, and put them into the [Apache installation folder]/modules directory. The files are mod_authz_svn.so and mod_dav_svn.so.|
Add the following line in Apache config file, httpd.conf:
Create the file conf/extra/httpd-subversion.conf and write the following in it:
LoadModule dav_module modules/mod_dav.so
Make sure that comments are on their own lines and not mixed with directives. Further explanation of the directives:
|Building the password file||
We use the AuthUserFile bin/apachesvnpasswd entry, which tells Apache to find the file with passwords in the bin sub-directory within the Apache installation directory. We need to build this file. Go to that directory using the command prompt and type the following command:
htpasswd.exe -c apachesvnpasswd user1
You will be prompted to enter the password for user user1, and the file apachesvnpasswd will be created in the bin sub-directory. In order to add another user, just type the same command without -c and provide the name of another user.
htpasswd.exe -c apachesvnpasswd user2
Note: only the users we created will be able to log into our repositories because we used the Require valid-user parameter.
|Building the authentication file||
The following block is an example of the authentication file:
[/] * = r [test1:/] user1 = rw user2 = [test2:/] user1 = r user2 = rw
Theoretically, we are at the stage when we can run Apache and test our Subversion. So start Apache, open the web browser and write something like this: http://localhost:8080/svn/.
If you don't get any errors, you will be prompted to type the username and password.
Provide the username you created and the password, and press OK. You will see the page with the title Collection of Repositories and the repository folders listed below.
|Remember to set up backup of your repositories using either dump or hotcopy command of svnadmin.|