Install Subversion Edge on Linux

The Linux distribution is a tar.gz archive. Expand it to the location where you want to install.

Important: You must install the application as a non-root user. If you install as a root user, you will later need to change the ownership of all files to a non-root user, and run the application as that non-root user.
  1. Prepare the server by installing the required software.
    • Install Java 6 or 8 JRE. The Sun/Oracle JRE is recommended.
    • Set the JAVA_HOME environment variable, and point it to your Java 6 or 8 JRE home. The following example sets Java 1.6 JRE as the JAVA_HOME:
      export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-sun
    • In case you do not have Python already, install it.
  2. Switch to the parent directory where you want to install Subversion Edge.
    • cd /u1
  3. Get the installer from
  4. Unpack the installer.
    Note: Make sure you extract the package as a non-root user.
    • tar -zxf CollabNetSubversionEdge-1.1.0_linux-x86.tar.gz
    The tar.gz file is unpacked to the csvn directory.
    Tip: You can rename the folder to whatever you want using the "mv" command.
  5. Run the application.
    Important: You must run the application as a non-root user.
    • cd csvn
    • bin/csvn start
    It'll take a minute for the application to start. You should be able to access it from a web browser at http://hostname:3343/csvn.
  6. Log into management console with these default administrator credentials.
    • User name: admin
    • Password: admin
  7. Once you've logged in, use the Getting Started wizard to do the following:
    1. Change the password for the admin account by clicking the user name in the upper right corner of the screen and updating the information in the Edit User page.
    2. Configure the server.
    3. Important: By default, CollabNet Cloud Services (including cloud backup) are removed from CollabNet Subversion Edge 5.0 and later. However, if required, you can manually sign up for CollabNet Cloud Services by visiting the following URL: http://<host name>:3343/csvn/setupCloudServices/index.
      Connect to CollabNet CloudForge.