Subversion and Snow Leopard

Along with so many others, I upgraded to Snow Leopard. Overall the upgrade went without a hitch. However, I noticed that my Subversion repository was no longer available from Subclipse or via the Web Browser. Not good.

So I did some digging around and upon finding this article from Patrick Rice http://patrick-rice.net/daybook/2009/09/20/subversion-snow-leopard-etc/ I was up and working again in a few minutes.

Apparently with the Snow Leopard upgrade, the Apache mod_dav_svn configuration was removed from /etc/apache2/other/svn.conf. Patrick references the following article. It’s extremely educational and informative: How To: Manage Your Own Subversion Repository In Leopard. The details still apply in Snow Leopard, as well.

Following these articles I just created a new /etc/apache2/other/svn.conf.

LoadModule dav_svn_module /usr/libexec/apache2/mod_dav_svn.so

<Location /svn>
    DAV svn

    SVNParentPath /Users/Shared/svn

    AuthType Basic
    AuthName "Subversion repository"
    AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/svn-auth-file
    Require valid-user
</Location>

Restart the Apache server (via Sharing in the System Preferences application). And you should have your repository back.

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