Mac OS Lion comes with SVN 1.6 installed by default. But I needed to install SVN 1.7 to work on a project that uses SVN1.7.
Here is what I did to come trough:
I like using the SVN GUI tool svnX. The current version of the program is: svnX 1.3.3 (http://code.google.com/p/svnx/wiki/Features_1_3). Take a look and download it if you like what you see. It’s free and after you learn how to use it you will love it!. Download here.
The latest version of subversion is 1.7.5 (as today) and it can be found in
But svnX 1.3.3 is compatible with svn 1.7.4 so we are going to install that rather that the latest svn (1.7.5). Also I because I found some problems with svn 1.7.5.
1) Create a folder where you will put the svn 1.7.4 files. Download and extract the source.
$curl http://archive.apache.org/dist/subversion/subversion-1.7.4.tar.gz > ./subversion-1.7.4.tar.gz
$tar -xvjf subversion-1.7.4.tar.bz2 //to uncompress a bzip2 tar file: .tbz or .tar.bz2
Configuration setup, Building and install the binary
$sudo make install
It should now be installed in /usr/local/bin/svn. Check if it got correctly installed.
- You may try to install version 1.7.5 at your risk. Replace ‘subversion-1.7.5.tar.bz2’ with the latest version you find in the above link on the ‘curl’ command.
- You can also install the latest version of subversion using MacPorts