[wp-hackers] Kinda OT: Setting up a SVN server under Windows

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Thu Nov 6 14:55:24 GMT 2008

I personally prefer running it through apache myself, even locally.
Yes, performance blah blah.. Look, if you're doing so many changes
that performance is suddenly that big of an issue, you're not checking
in often enough. ;)

Anyway, quick guide to SVN server on XAMPP:
1. Have a running XAMPP install.
2. Get a copy of latest SVN apache binaries from
3. Extract it, and copy mod_dav_svn.so into your XAMPP's Apache
modules install. Overwrite the existing one.
4. Add this to your httpd.conf file for Apache: "LoadModule
dav_svn_module modules/mod_dav_svn.so". It may already be in there,
commented out.
5. Make a directory somewhere where you will store your repositories.
Anywhere is good. Let's say it's c:\svnrepos.
6. At the end of the httpd.conf, add this:
<Location /svn>
    DAV svn
    SVNPath c:/svnrepos
The /svn is the URL path. This will create http://localhost/svn as the
base path of your repositories.
7. Restart Apache.

Everything else is pretty normal. Note that this uses no
authentication at all, so anybody can check in stuff. Adding
authentication is not difficult either, but for a local repo, who


On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 10:28 PM, Viper007Bond <viper at viper007bond.com> wrote:
> Sorry for the kinda OT thread, I'm sure you guys are a lot smarter than me
> when it comes to these things.
> I'm currently using XAMPP for my localhost development install. However I'd
> like to start using SVN to record my changes (for example to custom themes).
> However the guides I've found via Google haven't helped me much. I've also
> read something about integrating it with Apache 2.2.x, but I'm so confused.
> Anyone happen to have a good link to a nice guide?
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