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How best to install subversion

From: Jon H <jd_hardcastle_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2009 01:16:50 -0700 (PDT)

Hi, where I work have gotten to the point where we are going to upgrade subversion to the latest version. That decision has been made we are on 1.4.2 (i think) and want some of the new features.

The problem I have is deciding how best to do it? Before where I work now I built the machine virtually from scratch and install subversion and its dependancies from source. What this enabled me to do was install subversion to a /usr/local/subversion-x.y.z then symlink to that to create just a 'subversion' and then symlink the binaries from /usr/bin to /usr/local/subverison/bin. The reason i liked this was that i could run the new one along side the old for a few days - run some tests and then finally switch over the symlinks.

Whiz forward to today. Where i work currently was installed almost exclusively using rpm's. Which are handy for speed - but i like to have an appreciation for what/where things are happening which i feel RPM's dont give. So the question is how best to proceed? We have subversion installed currently from rpms. Can i install the latest rpm but the way i outlined above? should I install from source to get this? is my model outdated? or just plain rubbish?

Any help gratefully received!

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