mod_dav_svn Configuration Directives


mod_dav_svn Configuration Directives — Apache configuration directives for serving Subversion repositories through Apache HTTP Server.


This section briefly describes each of the Subversion Apache configuration directives. For an in-depth description of configuring Apache with Subversion, see the section called “httpd, the Apache HTTP server”.)


DAV svn

This directive must be included in any Directory or Location block for a Subversion repository. It tells httpd to use the Subversion backend for mod_dav to handle all requests.

SVNAutoversioning On

This directive allows write requests from WebDAV clients to result in automatic commits. A generic log message is auto-generated and attached to each revision. If you enable Autoversioning, you'll likely want to set ModMimeUsePathInfo On so that mod_mime can set svn:mime-type to the correct mime-type automatically (as best as mod_mime is able to, of course). For more information, see Appendix C, WebDAV and Autoversioning


This directive specifies the location in the filesystem for a Subversion repository's files. In a configuration block for a Subversion repository, either this directive or SVNParentPath must be present, but not both.


Specifies the URI component (namespace) for special Subversion resources. The default is “!svn”, and most administrators will never use this directive. Only set this if there is a pressing need to have a file named !svn in your repository. If you change this on a server already in use, it will break all of the outstanding working copies and your users will hunt you down with pitchforks and flaming torches.


Specifies the name of a Subversion repository for use in HTTP GET requests. This value will be prepended to the title of all directory listings (which are served when you navigate to a Subversion repository with a web browser). This directive is optional.


Specifies the URI of an XSL transformation for directory indexes. This directive is optional.


Specifies the location in the filesystem of a parent directory whose child directories are Subversion repositories. In a configuration block for a Subversion repository, either this directive or SVNPath must be present, but not both.


Control path-based authorization by enabling or disabling subrequests. See the section called “Disabling Path-based Checks” for details.