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Upgrading Subversion (svn) to 1.3.2 on Linux (Debian Stable)

I upgraded my Subversion repository tonight from 1.2.1 to 1.3.2 and it was an absolute breeze!
I followed the Subversion installation instructions that I've blogged about before (using the newly downloaded 1.3.2) ignoring the bit about installing Apache.

Ran through the usual Linux make, make install stuff, restarted Apache and accessed the repository browser webpage which displayed the updated version number at the bottom.

Couldn't have been simpler!

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Dead broadband routers & fantastic customer service from 3Com!

My 3Com wireless broadband router decided to stop working last week leaving us without any internet at home. It was a 3Com OfficeConnect ADSL Wireless 11g Firewall Router, a rather excellent piece of kit that I purchased from Amazon.co.uk when my Linksys WAG54G started playing games with the wired lan ports.
I bought it in January and it's been rock-solid ever since, very easy to setup, and the only downside was that it shipped with extremely old firmware but that was easily solved with a visit to the 3Com support website.

It stopped working in the afternoon last Wednesday (5th July) whilst I was at work. The ADSL and wireless didn't work any more, and I couldn't get into the administration interface. I fished out my old Linksys router as that had working wireless and internet and got onto the 3Com support site late that evening. It comes with a 3 year warranty (I've had it 6 months) so I managed to submit an RMA (returns) request.

The next morning was an email infor…