Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Setting up Subversion on Solaris 10

In this series of posts I'm going to describe how I set up Subversion on a Solaris 10 machine. The instructions here are valid for subsequent releases such as Solaris Express Community Edition (Nevada) and OpenSolaris (Indiana), the only difference being the fact that Subversion is bundled with the Operating System.

I decided to host some Subversion (1.4.5) repositories on a Solaris 10 (update 5) server so I downloaded Subversion packages from Blastwave and installation was done in less than 5 minutes with a simple:
# pkg-get -i subversion
Once Blastwave's installer was done, the first thing I wanted to do was registering Subversion's daemon (svnserve) in the Service Management Facility. Writing an SMF manifest is not so hard but fortunately I found a manifest and a management script in OpenSolaris website and the job was done! Great work, guys.

Next steps

You can now: