for a JC VPS, changed:

/etc/defaults/useradd

useradd -m $user

ez_setup installed, then added scgi-1.9 installed apache-dev, used apxs2 to compile/install mod_scgi for apache2. enabled.

disabled bind9 and mysql in rc2.d

turn off all xinetd services (mv xinetd.d xinetd.d.bak)

mkdir /services

easy_install tailor

more /etc/apt/apt.conf APT::Default-Release "testing";

installed python2.3-pysqlite2, python2.3-clearsilver

Installing SVN:

enable mod_dav_svn stuff

put in configuration

make svn group, add www-data to that group

chgrp -R svn /svn/exports/*

...?