I’ve been trying to get the Subversion support working within NetBeans 5.5 on my Mac and have been getting the following error message when I try to access the repository:
NetBeans Subversion support requires Subversion executable! Install Subversion 1.3 (http://subversion.tigris.org) or later, add it to PATH, test by running 'svn --version' from command line, and finally restart the IDE, please.
I’ve got the subversion client installed and can access it correctly from a terminal – its just NetBeans that doesn’t seem to like it.
After a bit of Googling, I came up with the answer. You need to edit the
NetBeans.app/Contents/Resources/NetBeans/bin/netbeans file and add a line near the beginning to set the path to include the directory Subversion is installed to:
Restart NetBeans and the Subversion support works!