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RE: [PATCH] Reworking INSTALL, Take 2

From: Bruce Atherton <bruce_at_callenish.com>
Date: 2002-02-01 18:45:42 CET

At 05:13 AM 1/31/2002 -0500, Geisser, Oliver wrote:
>I think it would be helpfull to mention that the "INSTALL" document
>describes the install/build requirements for Linux/Unix.
>The windows requirements are a little bit different.

This is a good point and I will make that change. In addition, I'm going to
take all the building information out of HACKING (which includes
instructions on building for Win32 platforms) and integrate it into
INSTALL, as well as adding instructions for bootstrapping from the Windows
ZIP file.

My problem is that I haven't compiled Subversion under Windows and I
haven't noticed (or at least haven't retained) much in the way of
instructions from the mailing list.

For example, how is getdate.c generated on a Windows platform? Do you
require a Cygwin or Mingw or DJGPP version of yacc/bison in order to compile?

For bootstrapping, what about diff and patch. The README included with the
precompiled windows client suggests that they have to be stored in
"C:\Program Files\cygnus\cygwin\bin", yet I have cygwin installed in a
different directory and it seems to work. Do they just have to be on the
PATH? Does the libdb DLL or the svn EXE?

The fact that the Neon and Berkeley DB libraries are precompiled suggests
that getting them to compile in the first place is a pain. Should there be
instructions about how to do that or just a blanket recommendation that
people use the downloaded version? What else needs to change in the
description currently in HACKING?

I'd appreciate any feedback on this before I submit another patch, so that
the documentation can at least approximate reality.

>For example on windows there is no libtool or autoconf needed
>but you need Visual Studio.

Don't you mean Visual C++ 6.0 or greater? I haven't installed it myself,
but I assume that it includes Visual Studio. If it doesn't, can you still
use the project files?

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