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subversion (18) Versions 3.0.0

Installs subversion

cookbook 'subversion', '~> 3.0.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'subversion', '~> 3.0.0'
knife supermarket install subversion
knife supermarket download subversion
Quality 33%

subversion Cookbook

Build Status Cookbook Version

Installs subversion for clients or sets up a server under Apache HTTPD.



  • Debian/Ubuntu
  • RHEL/CentOS/Scientific/Amazon/Oracle
  • Fedora
  • Windows


  • Chef 13.4+


  • apache2


See attributes/default.rb for default values. The attributes are used in the server recipe.

  • node['subversion']['repo_dir'] - filesystem location of the repository to serve.
  • node['subversion']['repo_name'] - name of the repository to serve up.
  • node['subversion']['server_name'] - server name used in the svn vhost.
  • node['subversion']['user'] - user to log into the svn vhost.
  • node['subversion']['password'] - htpasswd for the subversion user in the server recipe. This should be overridden as the default is not secure.
  • node['subversion']['list_parent_path'] - a choice of "on" or "off". When set to "on" the list of repositories in the node['subversion']['repo_dir'] will be indexed at http://

<server_name>/svn. Default is "off"</server_name>



Includes recipe[subversion::client].


Installs subversion packages.


Sets up an SVN repository server with recipe[apache2::mod_dav_svn]. This will use the web_app definition from the apache cookbook to drop off the template, and uses the attributes for configuration.


On nodes where subversion should be installed such as application servers that will check out a repository, use recipe[subversion]. If you would like a subversion server, use recipe[subversion::server]. You should override node['subversion']['password'] in the role that applies the server recipe.


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subversion Cookbook CHANGELOG

This file is used to list changes made in each version of the subversion cookbook.

3.0.0 (2018-07-24)

  • Remove dependency on windows cookbook and require Chef 13.4+

2.1.3 (2018-02-16)

  • Properly notify the apache2 restart
  • Testing updates

2.1.2 (2017-08-07)

  • Add Amazon as a platform in client.rb recipe

2.1.1 (2016-12-31)

  • Loosen the Windows cookbook dependency

2.1.0 (2016-09-16)

  • Require Chef 12.1+

2.0.0 (2016-09-03)

  • Testing updates
  • Require Chef 12 or later

1.4.0 (2016-08-11)

  • Issue #9 subversion::server converges execute[create htpasswd file] on every run
  • Force chef run to include svn directory in PATH on Windows
  • Use kitchen-docker for integration testing
  • Add chef_version metadata and require new windows
  • Fixing repo_name to repo_dir
  • Update to the latest subversion on windows

v1.3.1 (9-21-2015)

  • Changed the apache2 cookbook dependency from '~> 2.0.0' to '>= 2.0.0' so that the 3.X release can be used
  • Updated Travis config to test on modern Ruby releases and use the container infrastructure for faster tests
  • Updated Berskfile to the 3.X format
  • Updated Chefspecs to the 4.X format
  • Added source_url and issues_url metadata for Supermarket
  • Added contributing, testing, and maintainers documentation
  • Updated all development dependencies in the Gemfile to the latest
  • Added a Rakefile for simplified testing
  • Added Oracle Linux and Amazon Linux to the Readme and metadata
  • Added CentOS to the Kitchen CI config
  • Added Chef standard .gitignore and chefignore files


  • Updating test harness
  • Upgrading to Apache2 2.0.x series to support Ubuntu 14.04



  • COOK-3868 - add mod_dav to subversion cookbooks



  • COOK-3692 - Use SVNParentPath for Server and expose SVNListParentPath as attribute




  • Resolves foodcritic warnings
  • [COOK-1513] - support SUSE SLES


  • [COOK-810] - add Windows platform support


  • Current public release

Collaborator Number Metric

3.0.0 failed this metric

Failure: Cookbook has 0 collaborators. A cookbook must have at least 2 collaborators to pass this metric.

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Foodcritic Metric

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