I'm unable to run svn commands in an existing repository.
svn status results in this :
gene@gene-ThinkPad-T60p:~/Dropbox/CDS$ svn status svn: The path '.' appears to be part of a Subversion 1.7 or greater
working copy. Please upgrade your Subversion client to use this
After some googling I thought that the right thing to do would be to run
svn upgrade, (but this was a red herring, upgrade doesn't upgrade your installation of SVN, it upgrades the version implicit in the project). In any event, upgrade is not available in version 1.6
gene@gene-ThinkPad-T60p:~/Dropbox/CDS$ svn upgrade
Unknown command: 'upgrade'
Type 'svn help' for usage.
I tried to update of subversion (aka svn at the command lines)
sudo apt-get update then
sudo apt-get upgrade, with no effect.
I also tried
sudo apt-get install subversion, with no effect.
I downloaded the source code and tried building subversion, but I got this error
/bin/grep -E checking whether ln -s works... yes checking for a
BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c configure: Apache
Portable Runtime (APR) library configuration checking for APR... no
configure: WARNING: APR not found The Apache Portable Runtime (APR)
library cannot be found. Please install APR on this system and
configure Subversion with the appropriate --with-apr option.
You probably need to do something similar with the Apache Portable
Runtime Utility (APRUTIL) library and then configure Subversion with
both the --with-apr and --with-apr-util options.
configure: error: no suitable APR found
I had already read a few pages about the APR utility in the readme for SVN, but it seemed very involved. Maybe APRUTIL is for installing the server version of SVN rather than the client?
sudo apt-get install libapache2-svn says that I'm already at the most current version.
When I try
sudo apt-get install subversion it says that I'm at the newest version
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
subversion is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
But, my current version (based on
svn --version) is svn, version 1.6.17 (r1128011) compiled Jun 26 2013, 20:44:02. This seems recent to me, but according to the website they're already on 1.8.
Thanks in advance for any help.