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Re: CVS2SVN - Thoughts for RPMs?

From: Tim Moloney <moloney_at_mrsl.com>
Date: 2002-09-26 15:59:03 CEST

Greg Stein wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 09:47:08AM -0400, Tim Moloney wrote:
>
>>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 absolutely would do this. APR(UTIL) and httpd are versioned independently
> and have their own release cycles. To me, that implies distinct RPMs.

I haven't looked at apr/apr-util recently. I didn't realize they had
been assigned version numbers.

> Over time, I hope that we'll see more users of APR(UTIL), so having a
> distinct RPM will also be a Good Thing(tm).

Good point. I guess that is what you'd call "planning ahead".

David Summers wrote:

> On Wed, 25 Sep 2002, Tim Moloney wrote:
>
>>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.

Ah, makes sense.

> 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.

The (null) beta does include httpd 2.0.40 so I agree. We'll find out
for sure on Monday. =)

Note that Red Hat (null), and I assume the upcoming 8.0, did not split
out apr/apr-util so if you want to only install Subversion clients
without Apache you'll still need to maintain your apache, apr, and
apr-util RPMs.

I guess my scope was too limited. David and Greg are looking at the
bigger picture.

The point I was trying to make is "If you want to minimize the
number of RPMs required to install Subversion on (null)/8.0, don't
split out apr/apr-util". However, if you want more flexibility,
then split them out. I now believe the correct answer is for Red
Hat to split them out in their next release. =)

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