Thursdays surely must be Subversion day for me. I am giving installing Subversion and Apache to go with it for the umpteenth time, since we badly require a source control/versioning system to be in place. Both the front end code and back end code for any media site rapidly grows out of control and even with just 120 days of existence online we are rapidly hitting that region where nobody has any clue what changes were made by anyone or who has the latest and hottest version available anywhere.
That said, there is still no simple and surefire way to install a basic Subversion & Apache install anywhere. The *nixes being what they are with their inconsistent layouts, predictable behaviour is a luxury that is not there and while I have managed to get one or either working at different times, I have never managed a set up that works precisely in the way that I want it to.
And TortoiseSVN with its lovely error messages does not make matters any better. Back to ./configure land again.