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Re: FreeBSD svn client

From: Bruce A. Mah <bmah_at_packetdesign.com>
Date: 2003-04-26 00:49:46 CEST

If memory serves me right, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Troxel Steven O CRBV <TroxelSO@nswccd.navy.mil> writes:
> > I was referring to the link
> >
> > http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/ports/devel/subversion/
> Ah, well if this page's tarball was empty, you better complain to the
> por maintainer. :-)

This is what's called a "ports skeleton". The idea is that the
Makefile in this directory is enough to figure out where to get the
port distfile from, configure, build, and install it.

But you can't just download a tarball of the skeleton in isolation and
expect it to install something...there's other infrastructure
necessary (/usr/ports/Mk), as well as other ports that subversion
depends on.

The easiest way to deal with this is to update the entire ports tree
on a system, and then "cd /usr/ports/devel/subversion; make install

BTW, I've been working with the port maintainer to keep the ports
skeleton for subversion reasonably close to current.

> > I did do as suggested and downloaded the regular source tarball,
> > configured and compiled and have a working svn client. Thanks.
> Great. I build the svn source on FreeBSD every day. There shouldn't
> be any problems.

I agree.


(FreeBSD release engineering team member and newbie subversion user)

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