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With Linux Mint, when I install subversion the .svn metadata folders are not compatible with 1.6.18 of Eclipse subversion plugin (subclipse). I assume the plugin can only process 1.6 compliant metadata. I want to downgrade to 1.6 version of subversion so that it would be compatible with my Eclipse subclipse plugin as well.

$  apt-show-versions -a subversion
subversion deinstall ok config-files
subversion 1.7.5-1ubuntu2 quantal archive.ubuntu.com
subversion not installed

The Mint package search does not yield any result for subversion package. http://packages.linuxmint.com/index.php

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Why not upgrade your subclipse plugin. Subclipse v1.8.x support Subversion v1.7.

Maybe subversion 1.7 fix some security issues (don't know if it's true, but nevermind). You should always keep your softwares up to date if you can (and here you can). It's one of the main purpose of Apt or any package management system.

Eclipse link : http://subclipse.tigris.org/update_1.8.x

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thanks and it works. i have also installed svnkit client adapter and svnkit library from subclipse update site. – rag Apr 8 '13 at 12:58
after some use, I find that subclipse does not recognize some changes done by subversion client. for example, after i commit recent changes from subversion command line client, it still shows that there are changes to be committed from eclipse. I have refreshed the project a few times, but it still shows that there are changes to be committed when there are none. But if I delete the project from eclipse workspace and reimport again, it now correctly recognizes that there are no changes to commit. – rag Apr 9 '13 at 13:55

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