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Re: svn-config is broken

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-02-18 19:56:11 CET

Nick Brown wrote:
> On Friday 18 Feb 2005 04:05, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>> On Feb 17, 2005, at 1:02 PM, Nick Brown wrote:
>>> SVN_DB_INCLUDES is no longer used, and should thus be removed from
>>> svn-config.in, so that svn-config works. Currently "svn-config
>>> --includes"
>>> produces useless output.
>>>
>>> svn-config --includes
>>> -I/usr/include/subversion-1 -I/usr/include/neon @SVN_DB_INCLUDES@
>>> -I/usr/include/apr-0 -I/usr/include/apr-0
>>
>> svn-config has never worked correctly, ever. We stopped installing it
>> (in 'make install') nearly two years ago. Are you running a really
>> old svn?
>>
>> See issue 751.
>
> It must be my distribution.
> Mandrake 10.1 (and the development tree "cooker") still install
> svn-config;
> http://rpms.mandrakeclub.com/rpms/mandrake/devel/cooker/i586/media/contrib/libsubversion1_0-devel-1.1.3-8mdk.i586.html

Ugh, they shouldn't be doing that.

> The kde svn ioslave also makes use of it;
> http://webcvs.kde.org/kdesdk/kioslave/svn/configure.in.in?rev=1.10&view=markup

AH! This is the FIRST time we have heard of anyone who _might_ want to use
svn-config - let alone someone who is *actually* using it!!!

> So on my system the configure script for kde finds svn-config and uses it
> to
> get things like --include. However --include produces garbage.
>
> I'll take up the problem with both these sources.
>
> Can I suggest to don't even include svn-config in the subversion source
> distribution, to prevent people accidently installing/using it?

Well, people who hack around with the installation procedure should know
better.

It shouldn't be deleted, because the idea is that it should be fixed, some
day. My exclamation above should explain why this has been a task of the
very lowest priority.

Max.

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