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Alien::SVN - A wrapper for installing the SVN Perl bindings


Alien::SVN is a wrapper to install the Perl bindings for subversion, also known as SVN::Core. If your module needs SVN::Core it can depend on SVN::Core normally, then CPAN clients can resolve the dependency normally via Alien::SVN. This is particularly useful for programs like SVK.

It comes with a copy of Subversion 1.8.11 which it will compile but only installs the Perl and Subversion libraries. They will be installed to your Perl library, not your system library. The subversion binaries will not be installed.


Alien::SVN only wraps SVN::Core. We don't work on it.

Bug reports, problems and feedback about the Alien::SVN distribution and building SVN::Core should come to us at

Issues and improvements to SVN::Core should go to the Apache Subversion project directly.

If you're not sure who to report to, you can always report to us and we'll point you in the right direction.

Report early, report often.

The repository can be found at


Alien::SVN is copyright 2007-2015 Michael G Schwern <> It is licensed under the same terms as Perl itself. See for licensing.

This product includes Apache Subversion licensed under the Apache License 2.0 or similar terms. See src/subversion/LICENSE for full licensing information.