Thanks to WANdisco, which is maintaining the rpm packages for latest Subversion version. This article will help you to install Subversion 1.8.19 (SVN Client) on CentOS/RHEL 7/6/5 Systems. If you want to configure Subversion server visit this article.

Step 1 – Setup Yum Repository

Firstly we need to configure yum repository on our system. Create a new repo file /etc/yum.repos.d/wandisco-svn.repo and add following content as per your operating system version.

vim /etc/yum.repos.d/wandisco-svn.repo
[WandiscoSVN]
name=Wandisco SVN Repo
baseurl=http://opensource.wandisco.com/centos/$releasever/svn-1.8/RPMS/$basearch/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

Step 2 – Install Subversion Package

Before installing latest package remove existing subversion packages from system to remove the conflict.

yum remove subversion*

Now install latest available Subversion package using yum command line package manager utility.

yum clean all
yum install subversion

Step 3 – Verify SVN Version

At this stage, you have successfully install Subversion client on your system. Let’s use the following command to verify the version of svn client.

svn --version

svn, version 1.8.19 (r1800620)
   compiled Aug 11 2017, 09:34:52 on x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu

Copyright (C) 2017 The Apache Software Foundation.
This software consists of contributions made by many people;
see the NOTICE file for more information.
Subversion is open source software, see http://subversion.apache.org/

The following repository access (RA) modules are available:

* ra_svn : Module for accessing a repository using the svn network protocol.
  - with Cyrus SASL authentication
  - handles 'svn' scheme
* ra_local : Module for accessing a repository on local disk.
  - handles 'file' scheme
* ra_serf : Module for accessing a repository via WebDAV protocol using serf.
  - using serf 1.3.7
  - handles 'http' scheme
  - handles 'https' scheme

References:
1. http://opensource.wandisco.com/