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Install SVN client only

Install SVN client only

Install SVN client only

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!


RE: Install SVN client only

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

RE: Install SVN client only

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...

RE: Install SVN client only

Basically, you download the source, untar it, run make  && make install.

There is a good mailing list at svn.haxx.se/users where you might find some help.

RE: Install SVN client only

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.

RE: Install SVN client only

Good deal!

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