To install subversion on Linux and make it available over Apache, I took the following steps:
Install subversion on Fedora
yum install subversion
yum install mod_dav_svn
Create the SVN Repository
svnadmin create /svn/repos/sandbox
Change ownership of the folder to Apache
chown -R apache.apache /svn
Create /svn/repos/sandbox/svnauth file
user1 = rw
user2 = r
Here, user user1 will have read-write access while user user2 will have read-only access to the entire repository.
Create /svn/repos/sandbox/svnpass file
htpasswd -bcm /svn/repos/sandbox/svnpass user1 passwordUser1
htpasswd -bm /svn/repos/sandbox/svnpass user2 passwordUser2
htpasswd has the following usage
htpasswd [-cmdpsD] passwordfile username
htpasswd -b[cmdpsD] passwordfile username password
htpasswd -n[mdps] username
htpasswd -nb[mdps] username password
-c Create a new file.
-n Don't update file; display results on stdout.
-m Force MD5 encryption of the password.
-d Force CRYPT encryption of the password (default).
-p Do not encrypt the password (plaintext).
-s Force SHA encryption of the password.
-b Use the password from the command line rather than prompting for it.
-D Delete the specified user.
On Windows, NetWare and TPF systems the '-m' flag is used by default.
On all other systems, the '-p' flag will probably not work.
Add the following to your apache config file
AuthName "Subversion Repository"
Now you can access the above repository using your browser. Simply visit http://www.yourserver.com/svn/sandbox. You will be asked for username and password. Use one of the user names and passwords you used above. For example, user1 and passwordUser1.