I need to upgrade my version of subversion however, simply running yum update subversion tells me:

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * addons: mirror.nic.uoregon.edu * base: mirror.ubiquityservers.com * extras: centos.promopeddler.com * updates: mirror.chpc.utah.edu Setting up Update Process No Packages marked for Update

So, I need to know how I can find a repository for subversion-1.6 and the steps involved to impliment this repository on my machine.

I see this rpm here: http://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/subversion-1.6.11-7.el5.src.rpm but I don't know that this really helps.

Thank you very much!


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If you want to install that specific package you can just do

wget http://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/subversion-1.6.11-7.el5.src.rpm

rpmbuild --rebuild subversion-1.6.11-7.el5.src.rpm

However the rpmforge repo has 1.6.6 in it, so you can enable that repo if you wish.

rpm -ivh http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm

yum update subversion

Assuming of course that x86_64 is your arch, if not you can change that to i386

  • One last question. How do I determine which architecture the system is? Either 64 bit or 32 bit?
    – syn4k
    Feb 2, 2011 at 19:34
  • I ran uname -a and found out that it is i386 however, the response from the command: 'sudo yum install --nogpgcheck packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/…' was No package packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/… available.
    – syn4k
    Feb 2, 2011 at 19:52
  • I also tried downloading the package and running your proposed command:
    – syn4k
    Feb 2, 2011 at 20:08
  • sudo yum install --nogpgcheck ./rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.i386.rpm Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * addons: mirrors.xmission.com * base: mirrors.easynews.com * extras: mirror.nic.uoregon.edu * rpmforge: ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de * updates: mirrors.easynews.com Setting up Install Process Examining ./rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.i386.rpm: rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.i386 ./rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.i386.rpm: does not update installed package. Nothing to d
    – syn4k
    Feb 2, 2011 at 20:09
  • It looks like you already installed the package. Perhaps the repo got disabled? Look for /etc/yum.repos.d/rpmforge.repo and see if enabled=0. If so, change it to 1. If that file is missing entirely, remove and reinstall the package. Also, I fixed my install command in the original post
    – phemmer
    Feb 3, 2011 at 1:33

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