Update: The Command Line Tools for Xcode 5 include SVN 1.7.10.
I downloaded the latest version of Eclipse and Subclipse for my new work Macbook Pro. When I ran
svn commands in Terminal I received some odd messages. After some confusion, I realized Subclipse checked out the repository using SVN version 1.7. Unfortunately Mac OS X Mountain Lion runs SVN version 1.6.
I could have downgraded Subclipse. However, I had already checked out several repositories. Furthermore, I liked the smaller footprint of SVN 1.7. In typical lazy developer fashion, I went with updating SVN to version 1.7 for Mac OS X.
To give due credit, the foundations of this post came from a post on Building SVN 1.7. Although I expanded on it, I encourage you to read the original post. For completeness, I outlined the full process below.
Note: To compile and install SVN 1.7 you need Xcode with the Command Line Tools installed.
Download the SVN Source
cd ~/Downloads/ curl -o subversion-latest.tar.gz http://apache.mirrors.tds.net/subversion/subversion-1.7.8.tar.gz tar -xvf subversion-latest.tar.gz
Note: You may need to update the
curl command to download the latest SVN 1.7 source.
Build and Install SVN
The default SVN install on Mac OS X uses neon. neon allows you to connect to remote SVN repositories via HTTP and HTTPS. Lines 2-7 installs neon. Line 8 builds SVN using the
--with-neon configuration flag.
cd ~/Downloads/subversion-1.7.* sh get-deps.sh neon cd neon/ ./configure --with-ssl make sudo make install cd .. ./configure --prefix=/usr/local --with-neon make sudo make install
Using the New SVN
Your environment will still use SVN version installed with Mac OS X:
To use the SVN version you just installed, you can update your
PATH. Assuming you are using the bash shell, add or edit the following line in your
You should now see the SVN version you installed:
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