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RE: svn on cygwin!

From: Powell, Jim (EER) <PowellJF_at_navair.navy.mil>
Date: 2001-10-23 17:48:38 CEST

Did you try using the -mno-cygwin compiler option. According to the
documentation for Cygwin, if you use this option, it should be a standalone
app that does not require any extra dll's to run. BTW, it runs great under
NT 4.0 as well.

Jim Powell
AV-8B Weapons Integration Group
EER Systems, Inc
(760)939-9089
mailto:powelljf@navair.navy.mil

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben Collins-Sussman [mailto:sussman@collab.net]
> Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 9:47 PM
> To: SVN Dev List
> Subject: svn on cygwin!
>
>
> Amazing, but true: I was able to fully compile the Subversion M5
> client (rev 282) on Win32 tonight, using nothing but Free Software.
>
> Here's what I did on my Win2000 system:
>
> * installed the latest Cygwin (1.3) right off the internet.
>
> * autoconf-2.52 was already present; downloaded and built libtool
> 1.4 from the sourceball.
>
> * downloaded, compiled, installed db-3.3.11 into
> /usr/local/BerkeleyDB.3.3
>
> * checked out the latest (r282) subversion tree using Brane's old
> win32 client. Checked out the latest apr/ into the tree, and
> unpacked neon as well.
>
> * Amazingly, ./autogen.sh made no complaints. ./configure even
> correctly found my DB installation. And APR decided that it was
> being built on a Unix system. :-)
>
> (When I tried this a year ago, APR couldn't compile on Cygwin.)
>
> * Built svn as a shared lib and did a 'make install'
>
> Not only does 'svn' seem to work by hand, but 'make check' fully
> passes! I guess this means that ra_local (and thus DB) is fully alive
> and healthy on NT/2K.
>
> Really, I wonder how many dependencies this static svn binary has. I
> copied the binary to a Win98 box, and it seemed to crave only
> cygwin1.dll. Unfortunately, commits and updates seemed to hang the
> client (but not checkouts.) Also, it's a Known Issue that DB (and
> thus ra_local) doesn't work correctly on Win9X.
>
> Anyway, I've uploaded my static r282 binary to the Downloads page.
> I'm curious if other NT/2K users out there are able to use it without
> problem. Let me know.
>
> In summary: I'm simply very happy to think that it's possible to
> develop and use SVN on Win32 without purchasing MSVC. Thank you,
> thank you, Cygnus. :-)
>
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