Setting Up Apache Subersion on Mac OS X Using Brew

Setting Up Apache Subersion on Mac OS X Using Brew


Setting Up Apache Subersion on Mac OS X Using Brew


You may or may not have heard of Github, but those the deal with open source software more than likely have. Recently, Github has gone through a few changes that might make some cringe.

The first being the acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft. Source: The idea of GitHub for software developers to have public and private repositories for easy sync between the developer work stations and GitHub in the cloud. The latest GitHub security noting three important issues


My solution to securing my code? Apache Subversion on Mac OS X using Brew and Google Drive Sync for Mac. Maybe its not a solution for you, but maybe some will find it useful.


What is Apache Subversion?

Subversion is an open source version control system. Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale enterprise operations.






Easy install mode using Homebrew for Mac


Note: If you have not installed Homebrew on your Mac, you can do so at One simple command to install.

Using a Brew formula, required dependencies, Apache Subversion can be easily installed.



If you have Homebrew installed, open your Terminal and type "brew install svn" and you will be up and running in less than 2 mins. See below for an example install:


Your path should be set automatically and you can confirm this with "whereis svn" and should see "/usr/bin/svn". You can now type "svn help" to see a list of commands.To see the version of SVN installed type "svn --version". At the time of this writing, SVN is 1.11.1


The Apache Subversion has a 3rd party free book to using Subversion found here:


Setting Up Google Drive on Mac


Google Drive will give you some free space with your Gmail account. You also have the Drive Sync tool for various platforms to include Mac OS X. Combining Google Drive Sync with Apache SVN will give you the needed solution for safe and secure control of your code.



Once installed, you can select the files and folders you want to sync to the Google cloud.