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RE: HEAD problems with Apache, and a request for changing the buildinstructions

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2002-04-13 20:15:57 CEST

> From: Nathan Fiedler [mailto:nfiedler@bluemarsh.com]
> Sent: 13 April 2002 20:01

Hi,

> I think it is important to point out that getting Subversion configured,
> compiled, and installed, is quite challenging. Especially if you're like
> me and you haven't done C programming in a few years.
>
> I have one request to make that may make my config-compile-install
> challenge a little easier: 'make uninstall'. After numerous failed
> attempts at compiling, installing and trying again, I'm afraid there is
> some cruft lying about the system. It would be handy to be able to
> quickly and accurately remove this. Some GNU packages come with such a
> make target and it can be quite useful at times.

This is a usefull suggestion. I am not sure though if we could accidentally
remove a apr-config belonging to another apps install (if you install in
/usr/local, you might be sharing it, me thinks). Ideas anyone?

What you could do is install in a special directory. I personally
always use --prefix=/opt/svn for subversion and --prefix=/opt/httpd
for apache. If you want to blow everything away, simply rm -rf /opt/svn.
Simple but effective. If you stay up to date you'll feel that you
wont be blowing anything away for long periods of time (months).

> Otherwise, thank you for your efforts. I'm very much looking forward to
> using Subversion, even if it is still in the pre-alpha stage.

As long as everyone keeps that in mind (the pre-alpha part), all is fine.
 
> nathan
>
> p.s. I like the build instructions as they are.

Thank you!

Sander

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