I have just installed the Debian Lenny in my office desktop.
Configured the iitk debian mirror to manage the packages.
deb http://mirror.cse.iitk.ac.in/debian lenny main contrib non-free
Obviously, installed the subversion in my desktop.
Now I just wished to download the source code the subversion.
Checked out the latest source code by,
svn co http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/trunk subversion
Awesome !!! the checked out version was 987467