I want to downgrade my subversion client from 1.7.9 to 1.4.6

Can someone tell me the way to downgrade it?

  • Why on earth would you want to do that? – psusi Oct 10 '14 at 15:07
  • SVN version of my online server is 1.4.6 and I am configuring on my new ubuntu setup - my ubuntu is having version 1.7.9. I don't want to upgrade svn version on server - It will be the last option :) – Raj Sf Oct 11 '14 at 8:01
  • It should be backward compatible... – psusi Oct 13 '14 at 14:43

I looked around on subversion's website and I was unable to find any .deb files for older versions available on the site (though it is possible I missed it).

What you can do instead is download the source from here: https://archive.apache.org/dist/subversion/

Note that there is the source tarball and then the *-deps tarball.

If you're unsure of what to do with these files, see this answer

If you do go this route, before you start, make sure you do sudo apt-get purge subversion to make sure it's uninstalled and doesn't leave any files that may conflict with the package you built from source

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