[svk-devel] Trying to get svk working on Mac OS X

Michael Brouwer mb.7766 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 15 12:01:10 EST 2007

You need to install the subversion-1.4.2-2.dmg package as well as the SVK

Both packages (and their sources) can be found at

That said the packages on my website were built on 10.4.8 and have not been
tested on Mac OS X 10.3.9.  (Mainly due to 10.3.x having an ancient version
of perl that some of the packages that SVK depends on didn't like) If you
run into problems I suggest you either upgrade to 10.4.x or download the
package sources and build svn and svk from source.

Another option is to use fink to install SVK, I've heard from the fink
people that it's supposed to be much less painful now than it used to be.
This will probably also install a more recent perl than what came with
10.3.x so it should work smoother.


On 1/15/07, Mark Lundquist <lundquist.mark at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I just installed svk on my PowerBook (OS X 10.3.9) using the installer
> from the "pkg" distribution for OS X.  Here's what I get when I try to
> run it:
> [codeshack:~] ml% svk
> v-strings are deprecated at /usr/local/svn/perl/SVK/Version.pm line 53.
> Can't locate SVN/Core.pm in @INC (@INC contains:
> /usr/local/svn/perl/darwin-thread-multi-2level /usr/local/svn/perl
> /sw/lib/perl5 /sw/lib/perl5/darwin
> /System/Library/Perl/5.8.1/darwin-thread-multi-2level
> /System/Library/Perl/5.8.1
> /Library/Perl/5.8.1/darwin-thread-multi-2level /Library/Perl/5.8.1
> /Library/Perl /Network/Library/Perl/5.8.1/darwin-thread-multi-2level
> /Network/Library/Perl/5.8.1 /Network/Library/Perl .) at
> /usr/local/svn/perl/SVK.pm line 58.
> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/local/svn/perl/SVK.pm line 58.
> Compilation failed in require at /usr/bin/svk line 57.
> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/bin/svk line 57.
> I'm not much for Perl, so apologies if the problem is totally obvious
> from the above... :-/
> Anyway, can somebody help to raise my clue level here? :-)
> thx a lot,
> —ml—
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