How To Install Subversion (SVN) Extension Working With PHP 5.3

by lifeLinux on March 28, 2013

This extension implements PHP bindings for Subversion (SVN), a version control system, allowing PHP scripts to communicate with SVN repositories and working copies without direct command line calls to the svn executable. In this tutorial, I will show you How to install Subversion (SVN) extension working with PHP 5.3.

The first, download & extract latest version of SVN extension, login as root and type the following command

# wget
# tar zxvf svn-1.0.2.tgz
# cd svn-1.0.2

The second, execute phpize command will generate additional configuration files

# /webserver/php/bin/phpize

Sample output

Configuring for:
PHP Api Version:         20090626
Zend Module Api No:      20090626
Zend Extension Api No:   220090626

The next, type the following command to compile the svn extension source

# ./configure
# make & make install

If you get an errors like

configure: error: Cannot find php-config. Please use --with-php-config=PATH

To fix it, enter

# ./configure --with-php-config=<path to php-config file>

Or, if you get an error like

checking for svn includes... configure: error: failed to find svn_client.h

To fix it, enter

# yum install subversion subversion-devel neon-devel -y

Sample output

Dependency Installed:
  apr.x86_64 0:1.3.9-5.el6_2
  apr-devel.x86_64 0:1.3.9-5.el6_2
  apr-util.x86_64 0:1.3.9-3.el6_0.1
  apr-util-devel.x86_64 0:1.3.9-3.el6_0.1
  cyrus-sasl-devel.x86_64 0:2.1.23-13.el6_3.1
  db4-cxx.x86_64 0:4.7.25-17.el6
  db4-devel.x86_64 0:4.7.25-17.el6
  gnutls-devel.x86_64 0:2.8.5-10.el6_4.1
  libproxy.x86_64 0:0.3.0-4.el6_3
  libproxy-bin.x86_64 0:0.3.0-4.el6_3
  libproxy-python.x86_64 0:0.3.0-4.el6_3
  neon.x86_64 0:0.29.3-2.el6
  openldap-devel.x86_64 0:2.4.23-32.el6_4
  pakchois.x86_64 0:0.4-3.2.el6
  perl-URI.noarch 0:1.40-2.el6

Dependency Updated:
  gnutls.x86_64 0:2.8.5-10.el6_4.1       openldap.x86_64 0:2.4.23-32.el6_4

Finally, type the following command to enable SVN extension

# echo "" >> /etc/php.ini

To check SVN extension is loaded, type the following command

# php -i | grep -i svn

Sample output

svn support => enabled
svn client version => 1.6.11
svn extension version => 1.0.2

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