Crud. I tried to install subversion on my home machine, from source. It wants a newer version of SWIG. The SWIG RPMs I can find all want newer libraries; the source RPM wants tcl-devel and python-devel.
I'm running Mandrake 10.0. Let's see, that came out in... June-ish 2004? I really don't want to go through the level of disruption this is going to involve.