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Re: CVS2SVN - Thoughts for RPMs?

From: David Summers <david_at_summersoft.fay.ar.us>
Date: 2002-09-26 04:34:12 CEST

On Wed, 25 Sep 2002, Tim Moloney wrote:

> David Summers wrote:
> > I still haven't gotten cvs2svn to work yet but it compiles great. Does it
> > require the new apache-2.0.42 to work?
> >
> > I'm getting ready to commit my changes to the Subversion RPMs and wanted
> > to get people's thoughts on cvs2svn/swig, etc., requirements.
> >
> > Right now I've got the Subversion RPM building another binary package
> > called subversion-cvs2svn which depends on the swig RPMs. Is that OK? Or
> > would people (users) rather not have another RPM package and just add
> > another dependency to the base Subversion RPM?
> I don't have any suggestions for the swig stuff since I don't
> have any experience with it but...
> I noticed that you break out the apr/apr-util libraries into
> separate RPMs. This is fine if you want to install apr/apr-util
> but not httpd. I wouldn't expect many applications like this so
> I wouldn't break out the libapr* RPMs the way that you do.

I did that so that people could install the subversion client without
having to install the Apache server.

I think that RedHat 8.0 will finally use the new Apache 2.X series so then
I should not have to maintain the Apache server RPMS to get it to work
with Subversion.

> If you follow the procedures described in an earlier message
> (http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=dev&msgId=189581)
> you can create RPMs that are one for one replacements for the
> current Red Hat RPMs (allowing for the apache to httpd name
> change). People may find this easier and less confusing to
> install into a stock Red Hat 7.x system.

I wanted to make it possible to leave the current Apache 1.3.X in the
RedHat 7.X series and yet make it possible to use the Subversion server on
those machines also.

> Regardless, I appreciate your efforts to make it easier for
> people to install and use Subversion.

Thanks. I hope people can use it.

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