Setting up a Subversion server

Next, we will create a repository for our projects, configure a user named svnpackt to have access to the repository, and import a dummy Maven project named packt-app into the repository. The process is the same for Linux and Windows.

Creating a Subversion repository

A Subversion repository is simply a directory in the filesystem containing repository configuration files and our project's files. To create a repository, open a terminal and enter the following command:

$ svnadmin create $PATH_REPO

Replace $PATH_REPO with a directory, for example, /home/dev/repo.

To verify the creation of the repository, navigate to $PATH_REPO. The following directories should have been created:

  • conf: Subversion configuration files
  • db: Project ...

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