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How to make Jenkins support Subversion 1.7?

posted Apr 18, 2012, 3:13 AM by Softhinker Qin   [ updated Apr 18, 2012, 7:18 AM ]

Up to Jenkins 1.460, its Subversion plugin 1.39 hasn't supported Subversion 1.7, so you may hit error like below screen shot : 

Instead of waiting for the plugin to be updated, there is a workaround : 

1. Install the latest CollabNet Subversion Client to the server, which provides svn command-line tool.
2. Put all maven commands into a shell, i.e. bat for Windows.
3. Use maven-antrun-plugin to execute that shell.
4. In Jenkins configuration page, just use 'antrun:run' as the 'Goals and options'.

It works because the shell will use the system variable where PATH includes the latest CollabNet path rather than the old svn path used by Jenkins.

Jenkins issue 11381 describes it.