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Re: Installing Subversion

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-04-12 20:13:23 CEST

Peter Davis <pdavis152@attbi.com> writes:

> > and get the _lastest_ subversion. Then, use httpd-2.0, apr and
> > apr-util HEAD to build your server. If the documentation isn't
> > clear on this, please point out where it should be improved.
>
> If using the tarballs is bad, then this is where the docs need to be updated
> (ie., they need to explain why it is bad). Personally, even for a pre-alpha
> release, I always assume that a tarball is more stable than the HEAD. HEADs
> break, people do a partial checkin or whatnot, and I spend an hour debugging.
> A tarball is supposed to just work.

A tarball *does* just work for its intended purpose -- to allow
someone to get a working `svn' client binary that can be used in
concert with their existing `cvs' client binary to fetch the latest
versions of Apache 2.0, APR, APR-Util, and Subversion. From those
latest versions, the Subversion world, client and server sides, can be
constructed in full.

> I totally understand that nobody here wants to spend time to support
> outdated tarballs, which is fine.

This isn't a matter of supporting out-of-date tarballs. It's a matter
of not understanding the purposes for which the tarball exists. To
those who know what the tarball exists to accomplish (see the above),
the behavior being complained about here today is both expected and
accurate.

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Received on Fri Apr 12 20:16:04 2002

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