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Version information

  • 2.0.14 (latest)
  • 2.0.13
  • 2.0.12
  • 2.0.11
released Aug 12th 2016
This module has been deprecated by its author since Oct 28th 2019.

The reason given was: No longer maintained

The author has suggested puppetlabs-vcsrepo as its replacement.

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example42/svn — version 2.0.14 Aug 12th 2016

Deprecation notice

This module was designed for Puppet versions 2 and 3. It should work also on Puppet 4 but doesn't use any of its features.

The current Puppet 3 compatible codebase is no longer actively maintained by example42.

Still, Pull Requests that fix bugs or introduce backwards compatible features will be accepted.

Puppet module: svn

This is a Puppet module for svn It provides only package installation and file configuration.

Based on Example42 layouts by Alessandro Franceschi / Lab42

Official site:

Official git repository:

Released under the terms of Apache 2 License.

This module requires the presence of Example42 Puppi module in your modulepath.

USAGE - Basic management

  • Install svn with default settings

      class { 'svn': }
  • Install a specific version of svn package

      class { 'svn':
        version => '1.0.1',
  • Remove svn resources

      class { 'svn':
        absent => true
  • Enable auditing without without making changes on existing svn configuration files

      class { 'svn':
        audit_only => true
  • Module dry-run: Do not make any change on all the resources provided by the module

      class { 'svn':
        noops => true

USAGE - Overrides and Customizations

  • Use custom sources for main config file

      class { 'svn':
        source => [ "puppet:///modules/example42/svn/svn.conf-${hostname}" , "puppet:///modules/example42/svn/svn.conf" ], 
  • Use custom source directory for the whole configuration dir

      class { 'svn':
        source_dir       => 'puppet:///modules/example42/svn/conf/',
        source_dir_purge => false, # Set to true to purge any existing file not present in $source_dir
  • Use custom template for main config file. Note that template and source arguments are alternative.

      class { 'svn':
        template => 'example42/svn/svn.conf.erb',
  • Automatically include a custom subclass

      class { 'svn':
        my_class => 'example42::my_svn',


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