Subversion (SVN) not working in Coda 2 after upgrading to OS X Mavericks

Perhaps you have just taken the plunge and updated your Apple Mac to the latest version of OS X: 10.9 Mavericks. Perhaps, like me, you are completely underwhelmed at the lack of changes made since the previous version. Small wonder that Apple chose not to charge for the upgrade...

If you are a user of Panic's rather excellent Coda 2, and you also make use of Subversion, then you may have noticed that since upgrading to Mavericks, the SVN integration in Coda is broken. There are two reasons for this:

  1. Apple has moved the location of Subversion in XCode.
  2. It's a newer version of Subversion (hence your local repos will need to be upgraded).

Here's how to fix the problem:

In Coda's Preferences window under the Files tab, you'll need to change the Subversion Tool Path. Click the Choose... button and navigate to /Applications/Xcode/Contents/Developer/usr/bin and hit the Choose button (the actual path is /Applications/ but you can't type it in, you have to use the Finder browser that pops up). The path is now populated and Subversion will be working again in Coda.

To upgrade your local repositories, open Terminal and navigate to each repository folder root, then type: svn upgrade

Restart Coda for good measure.


David Hurst Posted by David Hurst on

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