subversion in Sun (i386) SunOS

Setup subversion at Sun (i386) machine.
This is the machine type:
SunOS snv_89 i86pc i386 i86pc

Need to find a subversion binary
or build the subversion from source code.

Meet the following problems:
1. did not find binary
2. when build, can not pass configure

Configuring Serf...

checking openssl/opensslv.h usability... no
checking openssl/opensslv.h presence... no
checking for openssl/opensslv.h... no
configure: error: We require OpenSSL; try --with-openssl
configure failed for serf

./configure --with-openssl
configure: error: --with-openssl requires a path
configure failed for serf

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Hello mate!
 you can find a compiled packages for Solaris 9 and 10 for SPARC and i386 platforms on

drupal_100Author Commented:

I tried to find the binary but did not find.
Could you give more detailed information?

Thank you.
On the sunfreeware site, you'll see the list of all the packages available.  Just scroll down the list for your Solaris version and click on "Subversion"
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drupal_100Author Commented:
I did but still not find the binary.

Could you give more detailed information?
Can you provide with an output of uname -a command here?
Go to

Assuming you are on a Solaris 10 sparc system, scroll down the list of packages in the bottom right hand side of the page.

They are in alphabetical order, so you'll eventually scroll down to


Then just click on the version that you want to download.  That's it.
drupal_100Author Commented:
I got the binary from

But when I use "pkgadd -d" to add it, it failed because I do not have /usr/local directory
and could not create it even with root user.

Is there some way to install it in other place instead of /usr/local ?

subversion(x86) 1.5.4
The Subversion Group

The selected base directory </usr/local> must exist before
installation is attempted.

Do you want this directory created now [y,n,?,q] y
pkgadd: ERROR: unable to make directory </usr/local>.

Installation of <SMCsvn154> failed (internal error).
No changes were made to the system.

can you make a directory as root with the following command?
mkdir -r /usr/local
If you can't make /usr/local as root, I suspect you are trying to install it in a zone, in which case, you'll need to install subversion in the global zone, which will then ensure all the zones on that server will also have access to it.
drupal_100Author Commented:
got solution

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