Installation and Setup of Subversion on Mac OS X

After finally getting round to setting up version control for my personal sites I thought i’d record the process of installing subversion on my Mac and setting up the repositories for future reference.


First i needed to create a .bash_login file and set the PATH:

I found it is important to have /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/sbin  first in the path.

Next I downloaded, extracted and configured ‘subversion’, before installing it:

Ignore warnings about “missing” Berkeley DB.

Setting Up Repository

Next I created the svn directory and repositiory:

Then importing my projects into the repository I just created,  e.g. if the project i’m working on is currently in /katie/sites/project:

Now I have a repository of the project I must check out a working copy:

Committing Modified Files

When trying to commit files I had modifed to the repository i encountered the following error:

svn: Can’t open file ‘/usr/share/svn/repos/db/txn-current-lock’: Permission denied

This is  a simple permissions problem, you need to have write permission on the repository directory:

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