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Re: question about issue 617, building without ra_dav

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2003-01-03 20:58:00 CET

On Fri, Jan 03, 2003 at 01:00:03PM -0500, Greg Hudson wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-01-02 at 20:00, Greg Stein wrote:
> > ra_svn could also be opted-out, but it has zero dependencies, unlike
> > ra_local and ra_dav (the former being on Berkeley DB and the SVN FS
> > subsystem, the latter on Neon). One day, ra_svn could (and should?) depend
> > on an authentication subsystem, but who knows how that will pan out...
>
> Cyrus SASL should never be a mandatory dependency of ra_svn; it would be
> silly if we didn't build in support for anonymous and external (tunnel)
> authentication for lack of a library.

Ah, right. I had forgotten about tunneling. Yup, with that there isn't a
reason for a mandatory auth subsystem (e.g. SASL).

> (There has been no movement on the ra_svn front from me because I have
> to devote my attention to MIT stuff for a few months. Not that other
> people should feel discouraged from hacking on it.)

Oh, I think we can understand that. :-) Don't feel pressured...

Cheers,
-g

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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