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Re: One Tarball To Buikld Them All (Issue 1110)

From: <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2003-01-24 16:36:27 CET

Branko ─îibej brane@xbc.nu writes:
 You aren't in the package management business, you are in the getting it as
 simple as possible to install Subversion business.

 As simple as possible can cover a multitude of sins. :-)
 Comparing our INSTALL documentation with similar docs for other
 packages, I think we're doing pretty well.

I think you're both right.

Our installation process *is* a bit more complicated than the simple
configure make make install people have come to know and love.
Especially if one is setting up a dav server.

However, it's simple enough for most people to do with a little
patience, and our developer resources are better spent addressing
software issues right now. Furthermore, several volunteers have been
packaging Subversion for common platforms. I think this should not be
a priority for us, though can certainly understand where Martin
Ellison is coming from.

 Would you be willing to create such an all-in-one tarball? If you do, it
 should be no problem to get it uploaded to the file sharing area on
 subversion.tigris.org. But I don't think you can expect someone else to
 do it for you; remember, every single binary package you see there was
 made by a volunteer.

+1 :-)


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