I'm sorry for my late answer, but here goes
When I installed and configured subversion I used a guide somewhere on the net. Unfortunately I cannot find this very guide again, so I will explain the steps as I remember them.
1. Get root access.
2. Make sure you have added a package server like ftp.se.debian.org
in the file /etc/apt/sources.list
3. Run the following command to update the sources:
4. Install subversion:
apt-get install subversion
5. Create a repository where your serverside code-database will be stored.
svnadmin create /home/svn_repository
6. Edit the password file using your favorite editor and add a user and password at the end.
7. Edit the config file so it looks something like this (I've removed the comments). The file is called svnserve.conf
anon-access = none
auth-access = write
password-db = passwd
#auth-db = authz
realm = My repository
8. Now you should (hopefully!) be able to reach the svn-server from a client by using the url svn://bubba/svn_repository
9. There is also a way to set it up in apache so that it can be reached using http:// but I haven't been successful with this. I'm using AnkhSvn (http://ankhsvn.tigris.org
) on a windows machine using Visual Studio 2005 without any problems.