Why does NetBeans complain about missing subversion client?

Default installation path for Subversion executables is /usr/local/bin for Unix-like systems. Mac OS X and other platforms that allow users to run applications within the desktop face the problem of not using shared system variables. (i.e. PATH system variable). Therefore NetBeans Subversion provides:

Netbeans >= 6.x

See Specifying the Path to the Subversion Executable in the Guided Tour of Subversion for NetBeans IDE.

Netbeans 5.5

There is a command-line switch for pointing to the subversion executable:

switch for svn executable

For example:
-J-Dsubversion.path="C:\Program Files\Subversion\bin"</tt> 

(path contains white spaces therefore quotes are necessary)

Otherwise, to avoid the need to start the IDE from within the terminal, add the above switch into the <netbeans_installation_dir>/etc/netbeans.conf file.

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