Subversion is available on the net at

it is a reasonable successor to cvs.

it lacks several features that the more modern distributed revision control systems provide, but it is definitely ahead of cvs in many areas.

here's dkg installing the subversion client on metis:

[dkg@metis ~]$ sudo apt-get install subversion
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  db4.2-util libapr0 libsvn0
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  db4.2-util libapr0 libsvn0 subversion
0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 1952kB of archives.
After unpacking 6603kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? 
Get:1 breezy/main db4.2-util 4.2.52-19ubuntu4 [57.9kB]
Get:2 breezy-security/main libapr0 2.0.54-5ubuntu3 [131kB]
Get:3 breezy/main libsvn0 1.2.0-1ubuntu1 [477kB]       
Get:4 breezy/main subversion 1.2.0-1ubuntu1 [1286kB]   
Fetched 1952kB in 1s (1944kB/s)                            

Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously deselected package db4.2-util.
(Reading database ... 60709 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking db4.2-util (from .../db4.2-util_4.2.52-19ubuntu4_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package libapr0.
Unpacking libapr0 (from .../libapr0_2.0.54-5ubuntu3_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package libsvn0.
Unpacking libsvn0 (from .../libsvn0_1.2.0-1ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package subversion.
Unpacking subversion (from .../subversion_1.2.0-1ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
Setting up db4.2-util (4.2.52-19ubuntu4) ...
Setting up libapr0 (2.0.54-5ubuntu3) ...

Setting up libsvn0 (1.2.0-1ubuntu1) ...

Setting up subversion (1.2.0-1ubuntu1) ...

[dkg@metis ~]$