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BrianAtWork (Programmer) (OP)
30 Jun 06 10:32
Good morning,

I have a complete subversion server/repository setup on one of my servers.

I would like to install the svn client only on a different server.

I've searched the internet for ways to do this, and it looks like people have made OS-specific builds of the client-only, and lots of websites/forums say things like "If you are only installing the svn client, it is very easy - installing the server is much more difficult", but then never say how to build the client.  They all say to build the client from the subversion source package.

I ran "./configure --help" to see if there was a client-only option, but found nothing.

Dead ends everywhere.  I've been a TT member for a couple of years, and noticed a subversion forum, so I thought I'd give it a shot.

How can I build the svn client from the source?  (I'm on an AIX system)

Thanks in advance!

chiph (Programmer)
30 Jun 06 14:37
Sorry, I've never built from source.

But why couldn't you build the complete system, and then only install the client afterwards?

Chip H.

If you want to get the best response to a question, please read FAQ222-2244 first

BrianAtWork (Programmer) (OP)
30 Jun 06 14:47
It looks like there are a lot of other dependencies if the server is installed, but maybe I'll just work through those as well...
NullTerminator (Programmer)
11 Jul 06 11:57
Basically, you download the source, untar it, run make  && make install.

There is a good mailing list at where you might find some help.
BrianAtWork (Programmer) (OP)
12 Jul 06 9:25
Yes, but the SubVersion source is the complete package - server, client, everything...

I have an SVN server installed on a central server, and I only need SVN clients on my other machines.

I think I figured it out though - I'll post it here in case someone else needs it:


./configure \
--without-berkeley-db \
--without-apache \
--without-apxs \
--without-swig \

Then make, and make install.

The DB, apache, and swig components are needed by the server, but not the client.  This install seems to work fine, and the install footprint is a lot smaller then the server install.
NullTerminator (Programmer)
27 Jul 06 20:45
Good deal!

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