Subversion's one problem

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I've used the document revision management system Subversion for a few years now and find it to be an excellent tool that has never given me any problems. Until this week, that is. I was helping to set it up on a web server that has Fedora Core 4 as its OS - we wanted to have a central code repository for the various projects we worked on and it was a logical step to place it there. Well, I started searching around for an installer for the latest Subversion release (v1.4.2) that was compatible with FC4 only to discover that there wasn't one! It seems that during the v1.4 development cycle they updated one of their code's dependencies (libapr) to a newer version than is compatible with FC4, you need to have FC5 or newer to be able to install it without any hickups. So, rather than asking the server's service provider to upgrade to a newer OS I'm going to see if there's a way to hack the code to make it install with the older version - wish me luck!

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Sorry man, I wish I could do

Sorry man, I wish I could do something about that...

I see you're reading the Information Architecture book - me too. I am only on the early chapters, but that is a great book.

No worries on the Subversion

No worries on the Subversion problem, I'll get through it eventually.

Yep, it's an awesome book, something I think all web developers should read.