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RE: svn-0.14.1-r2927-setup.exe & cygwin

From: Barry Scott <barry.alan.scott_at_ntlworld.com>
Date: 2002-08-21 22:53:48 CEST

> Agreed on installing the utils into SVN's local directory.
> But this doesn't work around the issue of conflicting Cygwin dlls.

Of course it solves the DLL problem. Cygwin installs DLL versions it like in
one dir. Then SVN installs DLL versions in another dir. THere is nothing
requires them to match. There is nothing that requires SVN to place its
DLLs on the system path.

> Subversion should check for an existing Cygwin install. If it
> finds it, it can add the Cygwin bin directory to SVN's "App Paths"
> so that svn can find diff.exe, diff3.exe, cyg*dll. If Cygwin
> does not exist on the system, then as you said, put the utilities
> and the dlls in a SVN subdirectory.

Personally I care more about Cygwin and SVN being upgradable independently
rather then saving disk space on a couple of small DLLs. Or is there an
issue I've missed?

The only DLLs on a windows system that have to be upgraded system wide are
the known DLLs. Typically DLLs like MSVCRTL.DLL etc. (often the ones that
force you to reboot when you install them).


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