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Install CollabNet SVN Command Line Client in Red Hat


1. Platform and configuration

Product: CollabNet Subversion client

Platforms: Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases 4 and 5 (all versions, 32 bit)

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

CollabNet Subversion.

2. Import CollabNet GPG key

CollabNet Subversion RPMs are signed using our GPG key. As a one-time task,

import the CollabNet GPG key using the command:

    sudo rpm –import /path/to/RPM-GPG-KEY-csvn.asc

The CollabNet GPG key is available for download at:

3. First installation

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

has not already been installed, is:

    sudo rpm -ivh /path/to/client.rpm

4. Updating an existing installation

If you have a previous version of the CollabNet Subversion client RPM installed,

update to the new version by running this command:

    sudo rpm -Uvh /path/to/client.rpm

If you also have a previous version of the CollabNet Subversion server RPM

installed, add the –force option to the command:

    sudo rpm -Uvh –force /path/to/client.rpm

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:

Setup SVN proxy setup

After Successful installation of SVN

Step 1: Go to /root  ex. $ cd /root

Step 2: List the all the hidden files.

Ex. $ ls –a

You will be getting .subversion folder underneath.

Step 3: go to ./subversion

Ex: $ cd .subversion

Step 4: List all the files under .subversion folder

$ ls

Step 5: Open severs file with vi editor

$ vi services

Step 6: Scroll down to [global] section and make the changes by uncommenting follwing lines and putting proxy information.

http-proxy-exceptions =

http-proxy-host =

http-proxy-port =

http-proxy-username =

http-proxy-password =

Step 7: Save and exit the vi editor

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