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Re: static linking RA libs

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2001-02-16 23:51:09 CET

On Fri, Feb 16, 2001 at 05:27:46PM -0500, Greg Hudson wrote:
> > Yeah, it's a complex dependency. Yeah, it's a big library. Yeah,
> > now the client, as well as the server, depends on it. So what?
> > It's no more fearsome or "annoying" than depending on APR! What's
> > the big deal?
> >From a purely practical perspective, we have autogen.sh stuff to
> ensure that you have the right version of APR and neon in your working
> directory, but nothing like that for db3.
> I had been assuming that we didn't want to require db3 for the
> Subversion build because it's not necessary for a network-only client,
> but if my assumption was wrong, just disregard that paragraph of my
> note.

This is the big point about DB3. It is a big dependency for libsvn_client to
(transitively) pick up. Assuming that we want the client library to be as
portable as possible, working everywhere possible, then a complex system
like DB3 should be avoided.

[ granted: it may have been ported to MacOS and Windows and AIX and OS/2 and
  ... , but I dunno. I'd prefer to avoid the question entirely. ]


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:22 2006

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