this post aims to ease your next installations of subversion on Linux (should be usable with different Unix systems). This short how-to will use the xinetd based daemon and not the Apache module
Read the blog post here
I prefer this kind of installation…It's quick and clean, sufficient for a small system… So this small how-to will use the svnserve binary..
I. Getting binaries and installing them
On debian like systems this step is very simple, just do an
apt-get install subversion
or aptitude install subversion and that's it!!