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Re: M3 on FreeBSD

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-09-06 16:32:25 CEST

Garrett, I've been developing Subversion on FreeBSD for over a year,
so you're not alone. I build on it every day. :-)

Matt Braithwaite (a friend of mine) is also in the middle of writing a
FreeBSD port; can the two of you hook up over email and share the
knowledge? :-)

Garrett Rooney <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> writes:

> On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 06:34:20PM -0700, Greg Stein wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 09:12:39PM -0400, Garrett Rooney wrote:
> > > On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 06:11:06PM -0700, Greg Stein wrote:
> > >...
> > > > We probably should post a new tarball soon. And that kind of implies
> > > > switching the tarball names to revision numbers. For example:
> > > > subversion-54.tar.gz. (where 54 is the current revision of the repos)
> > >
> > > it would be nice to have one with the current fixes... i'm planning
> > > on putting to together a FreeBSD port skeleton for subversion soon, and
> > > if i had a tarball that was more recent (say with the bsd make fix in
> > > it for example) it would reduce the things i would have to change later
> > > on.
> >
> > You should be able to make a tarball from the Subversion-based repository.
> > In fact, we probably need to update "dist.sh" to do this.
> >
> > IOW, I'm not sure why you would need a tarball to start the ports item.
> > Particularly since you just said you were able to do a checkout :-)
>
> the problem isn't me being able to get a tarball, the problem is that
> the ports infrastrucure expects to be able to go out and download one
> from somewhere. at the moment, the only tarball you guys have
> available is the M13 one, so it would use that.
>
> so it isn't an issue for me starting work on a port, but if i want to
> submit something, i need to base it on a specific release you guys
> make, which is associated with a specific tarball, which can reliably
> be downloaded from somewhere, otherwise it's not all that usefull.
>
> as it is, i'll probably be able to throw most of this together in the
> next day or two, but since i can't actually commit this to FreeBSD
> myself, i have to submit a PR and let it sit in the queue for someone
> else to commit. that could take a while, and if the odds are good
> that you guys will put out another release soon, i might as well wait
> for that, so the port has the newer functionality in it.
>
> > Dunno whether you want the ports to run autogen.sh, or whether the port
> > would contain the code from *after* that. Whatever :-)x
>
> generally, ports go from ./configure on, so somethign along the lines
> of the M3 tarball is what i'd like to have to work with.
>
> basically all this will do is ensure the dependencies get installed
> and then apply a few local patches to work with the rest of the BSD
> ports (like using gdiff and gpatch so you get the gnu versions instead
> of the BSD versions). it's just an automated way of compiling and
> installing that allows the user to fairly easily upgrade or unistall
> later.
>
> --
> garrett rooney Unix was not designed to stop you from
> rooneg@electricjellyfish.net doing stupid things, because that would
> http://electricjellyfish.net/ stop you from doing clever things.
>
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