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From "Cedric J.F. Blomart (MINFIN)" <>
Subject RE: Subversion on RedHat
Date Tue, 23 May 2017 05:54:49 GMT
The reason presented by redhat for not supporting more recent version of subversion is explained
in the bellow link:

So basically RedHat won't support subversion 1.9 in current realeases but is tracking a proposal
to support a newer version in #Bug 1162551 (in RHSCL). So they are investingating but no promises.

Multiple reasons are given for this non upgrade, manly that upgrade would be impacting for
For RHEL6: upgrade from 1.6 to 1.7 needing an upgrade (svn upgrade) if not done automated
system will be blocked. Plus issues with shared file system needing an upgrade of clients.
For RHEL7: impacting as working copy changed in 1.8

I tought having a few information for those under RHEL subscription might help.

-----Message d'origine-----
De : Nico Kadel-Garcia [] 
Envoyé : Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6:01 AM
À : Robert Heller <>
Cc : Cedric J.F. Blomart (MINFIN) <>;
Objet : Re: Subversion on RedHat

On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 7:39 AM, Robert Heller <> wrote:
> At Sat, 20 May 2017 09:55:45 +0000 "Cedric J.F. Blomart (MINFIN)" <>
>> Hello,
>> Dumb question maybe.
>> What is the situation with RedHat?
>> They do deliver Subversion 1.7 in their repositories but latest 
>> releases of Subversion (1.9) states that the 1.7 version will not 
>> accept any more bug report.
> You file bug reports with RedHat ( and RedHat 
> backports bug and security fixes from Subversion 1.9 (or whatever is 
> the current version).
> This is basicly what you do with all of the software RedHat packages 
> for EL 6 and 7, when the RH "version" is no longer supported by the 
> original upstream authors.

RPMforge used to publish compatible updates of these packages for RHEL based systems. I wrote
the last few sets of Subversion RPMs published there, but have basically thrown in the towel
as increasing new build requirements required maintaining more and more updated, unsupported
from upstream versions of libraries. And I'm fraid that RPMforge seems to be moribund. I'd
talk to Wandisco about getting their up-to-date builds for RHEL 7 or compatible operating
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