It’s hard to admit but there were days when I used to be scared of those hardcore terminal commands. It was only when I tried and fell in love with the process simplicity attached minimal effort to get a good deal of work done through it. Well, long story short, as you know I am a WordPress Developer, so having to upload WordPress plugins at WordPress.org repository is part of routine. When I updated from Mavericks to Yosemite OS in my Macbook Pro, I started getting strange errors. It was like some connectivity issue with older version of SVN and Yosemite. I had SVN 1.6.5 and it kept giving me the following error.
Segmentation Fault : 11
It happened when I tried to checkout any of my WordPress plugins repository to my local machine. Spending quite a good deal of time, or should I say a day and half, after installing several version I found a way to debug it. Today I intend to share it with you.
What you need?#
Here is the stuff you need
- Macbook (Left using Windows long ago)
- Homebrew (http://brew.sh/ – The missing package manager for OS X)
- Terminal to install the new version of SVN after uninstalling the older one which comes with command line tools for Xcode
Step #1: Check the path of your previously installed SVN#
Open the terminal app in your mac and write the following command and press enter
Step #2: Uninstall the SVN#
The step #1 response I got was /usr/local/bin/svn which is the path where my present version of SVN was installed. All I needed to do was remove it. You should do it through this command
sudo rm /usr/bin/svn
Step #3: Install Homebrew#
If you have Homebrew installed then leave this step otherwise just follow the description at Homebrew (http://brew.sh/ ) to install it.
Step #4: Install new version of SVN#
Then all you have to do is install the latest version of SVN through Homebrew
brew install svn
Step #5: Link SVN#
Due to some old references I had to link SVN again. You can do it through the following piece of code.
brew link --overwrite subversion
Volla! You’ve got the latest version of SVN installed which works perfectly with Yosemite.
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