For all those who use Atlassian Products such as Jira or Confluence, you may or may not be familiar with Crowd now for anyone using Jira and Confluence it can allow you to use your existing user DB for multiple other systems, Personally i use it as a client access database to keep external users out of my AD database wherever possible while allowing internal users to still access these systems with their AD accounts.
With the right plug-in’s you can hook the system into pretty much everything, the most flexible one is the Apache 2 module, personalty i use it mostly as i had endless troubles getting recursive sub group lockups working with the free Apache modules floating around.
If you need to use a proxy, set it now
For Debian just copy and past the commands below, for other Distrobutions you will need to install the equivalent packages
apt-get -y install libapache2-mod-perl2 libsoap-lite-perl libdigest-sha1-perl liberror-perl libcache-cache-perl unzip make
Then to download, install and build the required modules the commands below should work.
mv Crowd-Apache-Connector-1.2.3.zip\?version\=1 crowd_apache/
mv Crowd-Apache-Connector-1.2.3.zip\?version\=1 Crowd-Apache-Connector-1.2.3.zip
From Here the Atlassian Article Integrating Crowd with Apache is the best place to go
Currently the Version of Subversion in Debian Lenny is 1.5.1, there are a few bugs in this that could be show stoppers if you are using a write through proxy setup for your SVN Repo’s as i have. There are two bugs that keep cropping up, one that is solved in 1.5.5, the other in 1.6, however if you want to use debian packages the easiest way i have found to install them is as follows
Update 1: Few people are having problems, this guide assumes your running lenny with the default svn packages already installed, to do this try running the command below to install the latest version from apt (1.5.x as i write this) including the required Apache modules
apt-get install subversion subversion-tools apache2 libapache2-svn
Update 2: New post on how to extend this guide to go from svn 1.6.1 to svn 1.6.3 – Debian: Upgrade Svn 1.6.1 to 1.6.3
Update 3:This post was originally just some notes for me on highly critical production servers that all had to be running exactly the same versions and i had to have a very controled upgrade, However google sends a few hundred people here a month! So i thought id include the better general way that has been in the comments for awhile
Update 4: Guide now available for SVN 1.7
The best way are the commands below.
echo "deb http://www.backports.org/debian lenny-backports main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
wget -O - http://backports.org/debian/archive.key | apt-key add -
apt-get -t lenny-backports install subversion subversion-tools libapache2-svn
dpkg -i *.deb
dpkg -i *.deb