SVN plugin

Subversion core repositories migration

Starting Tuleap 10, a CLI tool is available to migrate a SVN core repository into SVN multi-repository plugin within the same project. To do this migration, you have to run the following command as root on your Tuleap server:

/usr/share/tuleap/src/utils/ \
/usr/share/tuleap/plugins/svn/bin/migrate_to_plugin.php PROJECT_ID REPOSITORY_NAME USER_NAME

In this command:

  1. PROJECT_ID is the project where we want to migrate a SVN core repository to the SVN multi-repository plugin.

  2. REPOSITORY_NAME is the name the SVN repository will have in the SVN multi-repository plugin.

  3. USER_NAME is the user used to do the migration.

A repository migrated will keep:

  • SVN content history

  • SVN accessfile history

  • Commit rules

  • Immutable tags

  • Notifications

Use Subversion 1.9 from WANdisco repository


Starting Subversion 1.8, the way paths are handled in the access file has changed. Sections of the access file that might have been previously ignored will now deny accesses to the repository. For more information, consult the Subversion 1.8 changelog: FS paths syntax in authz access rules.

You can use the following instructions to install Subversion 1.9:

  1. Install WANdisco repository on your server

  2. Upgrade Subversion with yum upgrade subversion

Define max file size

Site administrators can enforce a max file size for the whole platform. This applies on all repositories of svn plugin in all projects. This limit will be enforced only with new commits (commits done after the limit is set) so you might well have 50GB files with a 128MB limit if the file was already there.

This limit is not applied if you import a subversion repository or if you migrate from core to plugin.

Whenever someone tries to modify a file bigger than the limit, the modification will be forbidden. However the file can be removed (svn rm) and re-added at a lower size. Please keep in mind that this won’t save space on your disk as the large version of the file is still present in subversion history.

The default limit for new platforms (starting Tuleap 12.7) is 50MB. Before 12.7 there was no limit set but administrators can add one afterward.

This configuration can be done either in command line on the server with

# Limit is expressed in megabytes
tuleap config-set plugin_svn_file_size_limit 50

There is also a GUI for site administrator in “SVN” section, “Max file size”.

Define max file size as site admin