Install Subversion on Mac OS X Lion (10.7)

  1. Edit the SystemVersion.plist file to change your Mac OS X version from 10.7 to 10.6:
    sudo vi /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist
  2. Replace each occurrence of 10.7 with 10.6
  3. Save the file
  4. Install Universal Subversion 1.6.17 Binaries for Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) from
  5. Revert the file we edited previously (10.6 to 10.7 this time)

UPDATE: openCollabNet has finally release the Mac OS X Lion binaries. You can download them here: