How to Install CollabNet SVN Command Line Client in Solaris?




1. Platform and configuration

Product: CollabNet Subversion client

Platforms: Solaris 10 SPARC

Prerequisite: You must be a superuser (root) to install and uninstall

CollabNet Subversion.

2. Import/Update CollabNet certificate

CollabNet Subversion Solaris packages are signed. As a one-time task,

import the CollabNet certificate using the command:

    sudo pkgadm addcert -ty certificate.pem

The CollabNet certificate is available for download at:

NOTE: the certificate has changed between 1.5.0 and 1.5.1 release.  The

certificate used for 1.5.0 had a short expiration date so we have created

a new certificate.  If you have previously installed the 1.5.0 certificate,

you must remove it before installing the new one:

    sudo pkgadm removecert “Alexander Thomas(AT)”

Once it is removed you can install the new certificate.

3. First installation

The command to install the CollabNet Subversion client, if a previous version

has not already been installed, is:

    sudo pkgadd -d /path/to/client-sparc-local

4. Updating an existing installation

The proper way to update a Solaris package is to remove the current version

and then install the new version.  If you have the CollabNet Subversion server

installed, you will need to remove it first.  Again, refer to the readme for

that package before proceeding.

    sudo pkgrm CSVNclnt

    sudo pkgadd -d /path/to/client-sparc-local

5. Post-installation instructions

A. CollabNet Subversion installs into /opt/CollabNet_Subversion, which is

   probably not on the executable search path for your system. Add the directory

   /opt/CollabNet_Subversion/bin to your $PATH environment variable. In order to

   make this change affect all users of your system and persists across reboots,

   add the following line to /etc/profile:


B. CollabNet Subversion provides man pages and localizations for several

   languages. To take advantage of these features, update your MANPATH and/or

   LOCPATH environment variables to include the CollabNet Subversion directories.

   For example:

    export MANPATH=/opt/CollabNet_Subversion/share/man:$MANPATH

    export LOCPATH=/opt/CollabNet_Subversion/share/locale:$LOCPATH

6. Support for CollabNet Subversion

Find out about CollabNet Technical Support at

Information about CollabNet Training, Consulting, and Migration

services is at

Join openCollabNet for community support:

7. About Subversion and CollabNet

CollabNet launched the Subversion project in 2000 in response to the demand

for an open standard for Web-based software configuration management that

could support distributed development. CollabNet continues to be strongly

involved with the Subversion project and offers CollabNet Subversion Support,

Training, and Consulting services.

CollabNet also provides the most widely used collaborative development

environment in the world. More than 1,400,000 developers and IT projects

managers collaborate online through CollabNet. The company is transforming

the way software is developed by enabling organizations to leverage global

development talents to deliver better products and innovate faster.

Visit CollabNet at for more information

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