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Re: Two problems w/ subversion

From: Mo DeJong <mdejong_at_cygnus.com>
Date: 2001-07-17 21:23:42 CEST

On 17 Jul 2001, Karl Fogel wrote:

...

> > The above problem would have been avoided if this patch had
> > been applied. Apr, neon, and expat already build out of the
> > src tree. Why not db?
>
> I don't see how this patch would have solved that problem.
>
> It would solve that problem if the person knew to not use their
> system's pre-installed db3 and instead had their own copy of the
> sources around. But that's exactly what Jon Trowbridge didn't know.

This is the exact situation my patch seeks to avoid. In almost
every case, the version of db installed on the system
is going to be the wrong one. Some folks will want the
option of using the system installed version, but these
will most likely be folks putting together RPMs or DEBS
for "normal users".

> Am I misunderstanding your patch? How would Jon's results have been
> different had your patch been in effect?

Because, he would have run ./configure, it would have
printed a warning, he would have pulled down the
tar ball and then rerun configure. He could also rerun
configure an pass in a --with-berkeley-db option,
but the point of my patch is to avoid that. There
is no modification to ./autogen.sh to require a db
dir because that would make it hard to use with
an installed version. That was in fact the reason
given for rejecting the patch in a earlier form.

cheers
Mo

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