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Problem: Javahl interface is not available. Check your environment.

From: Jan Ploski <Jan.Ploski_at_offis.de>
Date: 2005-04-12 11:34:11 CEST

Hello,

I am trying to get Subclipse up and running on SuSE 9.0.
I installed Subversion RPMs from SuSE's projects/apache/subversion
mirror, specifically

subversion-tools-1.1.3-8
subversion-1.1.3-8
subversion-doc-1.1.3-8
subversion-devel-1.1.3-8

and also installed Subclipse via the update site.

The subversion-devel package seems to contain the JavaHL library,
however not a dynamically linked version:

/usr/lib/libsvnjavahl-1.a
/usr/lib/libsvnjavahl-1.la

In Window/Preferences/Team/SVN Subclipse complains: "Javahl interface is
not
available. Check your environment." Is it because the dynamic (.so)
version
of JavaHL is required? If so, it would be nice if the documentation
(online help?)
mentioned it. Does it mean that I have to recompile Subversion just to get
it working? If so, the SuSE RPMs are pretty much useless as far as
Subclipse
is concerned, which also might be worth mentioning in the "Why does
Subclipse
only support Windows?" FAQ (even better would be an explanation of the
best
way of installing it under Linux).

I also tried the beta command-line client interface (no good: "Synchronize
with
Repository" does not work, throws an exception concerning an unimplemented
feature)
and the JavaSVN client interface (no good: after checking out a project,
it does not appear to be under version control at all).

As a side note, the link to "javahl" from the FAQ on
http://subclipse.tigris.org
is misleading. It makes an impression that JavaHL is something that you
can
download, compile and install without trouble by following this link,
which is
not true. As has been pointed out on this list recently, there is no
Makefile
available (however, there is a confusing README which talks about make
targets),
and JavaHL must be downloaded as part of Subversion. The FAQ should make
it clear.

Best regards -
Jan Ploski
Received on Tue Apr 12 19:34:11 2005

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