I would like to run SVN server on my local machine along with WAMP. All SVN server binaries include Apache. Whereas I don't need Apache as I'm already running WAMP.

Please let me know if there are any installs available that includes only the SVN server. If there are none available, shall I go ahead with what's available? And how would I do that without breaking anything.

PS: I tried CollabNet and VisualSVNServer. Both includes Apache.

  • If you're only using SVN locally, you don't need any HTTP server for it, you can simply access the repo through the filesystem. – tdammers Sep 15 '11 at 6:11
  • Actually, I would like to host SVN server so that developers could start and collaborate projects on my machine. I mean, I like to create something like sourceforge.net in a small scale(not for public access). – John Sep 15 '11 at 11:26
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    Or... you could use distributed version control. Then you wouldn't need to deal with all of that SVN [truncated message] – cwallenpoole Sep 15 '11 at 13:04
  • Does svnserve not work? – Ritch Melton Sep 27 '11 at 15:44

SVN is a module and you could be able to include it in your existing apache. I have never done this. How to do this should be part of the svn documentation.

If you're only develop on this machine, you could also use the file:// protocol and wouldn't need to integrate with apache.


httpd, the Apache HTTP server is the chapter from the SVN book containing information about hosting svn repositories with apache.


If you'll check command-line binaries of SVN, you'll find svnserve, which can handle repos over net with svn:// protocol.

Or you can integrate needed parts of VisualSVN Server's config into your Apache and get http-served repos (which in common work better)

  • http served repos doesn't work better but there are some features like logging, user authentication (SSPI) which are only possible with http, sometimes svn served repos are better (performance) – sdu Sep 27 '11 at 15:37
  • Firewalled corporate environment tells me another thing – Lazy Badger Sep 27 '11 at 16:08
  • @sdu: Admin experience tells me - "Less services is better than more". PM experience tells me - "Web-frontend to repo is cool". Security experience tells me - httpS in more bullet-proof, than svn. Anyway - tastes can differ. – Lazy Badger Sep 27 '11 at 16:17
  • if there is enterprise server there would be no discussion about http-served svn - but on a local machine? – sdu Sep 27 '11 at 18:46

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