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Re: Subversion on MacOS X

From: Christian Schaffner <schaffner_at_eeh.ee.ethz.ch>
Date: 2002-04-03 10:04:19 CEST

At 22:41 Uhr +0200 2.4.2002, Max Horn wrote:
>At 22:17 Uhr +0200 02.04.2002, Christian Schaffner wrote:
>>As the new library package policy of fink suggests to only use
>>shared libraries with fink:
>>http://fink.sourceforge.net/doc/packaging/policy.php#sharedlibs I
>>will need to try to build subversion with shared libraries. I will
>>tell you if I succeed.
>This is not a correct interpretation of the policy (though I admit
>the phrasing is confusing and should be changed). You still can and
>should provide static libs, and you can also link against static
>libs. Nowhere in the policy does it suggest to *only* use shared
>libraries (although you may have gotten the impression it did do
>that, but it really doesn't).

Ok. I will try to build it with both static and shared today.

>I guess the sentence that tripped you off was "Software which has
>been ported to Darwin should build shared libraries (as opposed to
>static libraries) whenever possible.". The comment in the
>parantheses should be removed, it's misleading.

Yes, I think it would be good if this is re-written somehow.

>Glad to hear you got a subversion package working!

Did you try it out yet? The .info file is now in the package
submission tracker:

(I forgot to click the 'Check to Upload...' checkbox yesterday...)

Regards, Chris.

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