Translators and other Debian Installer contributors need to install SVN
(Subversion) on their system. For Debian sid or
sarge users, just do aptitude install
subversion. Users of Debian woody
release may use backports from backports.debian.org. The following entry to
/etc/apt/sources.list may be used for this:
deb http://backports.debian.org/debian stable subversion
Alternatively, Adam Conrad's backports may be used:
deb http://people.debian.org/~adconrad woody subversion
These backports are not officially supported by the Debian Project. Though their maintainers are well-known and respected Debian developers, they're the only people who can guarantee that these packages are well maintained and secured.
Users of non-Debian Linux distributions will probably easily find installation sources for Subversion in their distribution packages list.
For MS-Windows users, a good SVN client is TortoiseSVN which is free software. It can be downloaded from http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/.
Successful attempts of using TortoiseSVN for Debian Installer commits have been reported. The only trick is to feed the checkout URL alone to the "svn import" command of TortoiseSVN, without the leading "svn co" part.