How to Build/Install Subversion on Shared Hosting

February 26, 2017

I just switched to shared hosting on A2 Hosting recently and wanted to use the latest version of Subversion via SSH command-line. Since compiler access was available, it was just a matter of getting the dependencies and compiling steps right and voila, svn 1.9.5 was available in the command-line. Below you will find the steps I took to compile the latest subversion. You can also download the script file, adjust MYPREFIX and MYSRC directories, and run it directly on your hosting account.

This should work on any shared hosting that allows compiler access.

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