Great tutorial on how to setup subversion on your server I just found: http://www.tonyspencer.com/2007/03/02/setup-a-subversion-server-in-4-minutes/
Needed this after hacking into my mybookworld, a network interfaced hard disc. Subversion is now happily running on it (next to transmission :-)).
These are the steps just in case the source gets lost in the universe of The Internet:
1. Create a Repository
svnadmin create /svnrepos
2. Create a SVN User
In that file add these three lines:
anon-access = none
auth-access = write
password-db = passwd
Create a password file:
In that file add a line for your user:
# add users in the format : user = password
tony = mypassword
3. Import Your Project
(assuming you’ve put your project files in /projects/myrailsproject)
svn import /projects/myrailsproject file:///svnrepos/myrailsproject
4. Start the SVN Server as Daemon
Done! You should now have a svn server running with one project named myrailsproject.
Try checking it out of the repository:
svn co svn://192.168.0.2/svnrepos/myyrailsproject
Since we set anon-access to none you should be prompted for username and password which you created in the file /svnrepos/conf/passwd.