Easy install Subversion 1.6 on Centos 5
The version of subversion included in the default centos yum repos is a little old so to install the latest and greatest, this is all you need to do..
First install the rpmforge repo if you don’t yet have it on your server, as described here..
Then to install svn 1.6 just do this..
yum –enablerepo=rpmforge-extras install subversion.x86_64
Note that it is in the rpmforge-extras repo and of course don’t install the x86_64 bit version if you are running a 32bit Centos.