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Re: state-of-union #2

From: Will Andrews <will_at_physics.purdue.edu>
Date: 2001-09-17 08:40:19 CEST

On Sun, Sep 16, 2001 at 11:14:19PM -0400, Garrett Rooney (rooneg@electricjellyfish.net) wrote:
> i've got a partly done freebsd port of subversion at
> http://electricjellyfish.net/subversion.tar.gz

That looks somewhat like the one I wrote up about a week ago
trying to get svn to compile.

> i'm going to do the work to make subversion work with the installed
> version of neon early this week... it's the last really annoying
> issue. i would like to move to an out of tree apr as well, but
> apparently subversion is using some of apr's m4 macros, which make
> this problematic. there should be no problem using the installed
> version of neon though.

Well, I guess APR is in Apache 2? .. that's the only place I
could find anything related to it in the ports tree.

> i've already put together a diffutils port, so we can get gdiff, and
> it's been submitted as a pr. gnu patch also exists as a port. i
> don't know what the exact behavior subversion requires is, but IIRC
> freebsd's version purposefully changes it.

Well, I would prefer to fix this here and now in the subversion
tree, not because it's the harder way to do the fix ;) but
because it's the Right Way(tm) to fix it. I.e. I'd prefer to fix
gnu-[diff,patch].sh so they actually test the diff/patch binaries
on a system.. 'cause who knows what other systems might have a
useful diff/patch for subversion and may not be able to use GNU's
version for some reason? I.e. administrator concern, outdated
OS, blah blah. :)

However, if it is truly required then for the time being I'd
settle for simply putting the diffutils port in the tree. You
know, sometimes different versions of utilities match others
features at various points in time.. ;)

> check out my port and give me any suggestions you have. also, if you
> could look at my diffutils port and possibly commit it, that would
> make the subversion port much more useful ;-) it's pr number ports/30362

Done.

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wca
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