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Re: Library issues with multiple subversion installs

From: Micah Cowan <micah_at_cowan.name>
Date: 2007-07-06 00:02:03 CEST

o.nash@cs.ucc.ie wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Jul 2007, Micah Cowan wrote:
>
>> Alongside the default system install of an older Subversion (1.3.1), I
>> have installed 1.4.4 into /opt/subversion. My trouble is that I did not
>> opt to install all of the same libraries (ra_dav, for instance).
>>
>> When I run subversion, it checks for libraries, such as libsvn_ra_dav.
>> As it should, it first checks /opt/subversion. However, after that
>> point, it checks other system library directories. It manages to find
>> the old one in /usr/lib. However, this one, of course, corresponds to
>> 1.3.1, so svn dies with "Mismatched RA version for 'dav': found 1.4.4,
>> expected 1.3.1" (is that message even correct? It seems to me it should
>> be the reverse, but maybe I'm misunderstanding the meaning. Yes, I made
>> sure I was running the right svn binary; specified the full path).
>>
>> It seems to me that svn should handle such situations gracefully, with a
>> warning rather than an error, and refuse to actually use libraries whose
>> versions don't match expectations, but continue on otherwise. Ideally,
>> the warning should be suppressible.
>
> Hi Micah
> noe thought that crosses my mind,
> would using a chroot install be one solution.

That would be another way to work around it, yes; but not my idea of an
ideal solution.

-- 
Micah J. Cowan
Programmer, musician, typesetting enthusiast, gamer...
http://micah.cowan.name/
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