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Re: libdb40.lib on win32

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-05-08 03:30:52 CEST

Greg Stein wrote:

>On Tue, May 06, 2003 at 08:42:18PM -0500, cmpilato@collab.net wrote:
>>Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
>>>On Thu, Apr 24, 2003 at 02:41:16PM -0400, Michael Price wrote:
>>>>autogen.sh --release doesn't work, likely because of gstein's changes
>>>>recently to the windows build. Kinda prevents the whole release thing.
>>>>I don't have to time or energy to fix this as I'm home sick today with a
>>>>sinus infection. I'll check back in later tonight to see if the person(s)
>>>>responsible have cleaned up after themselves.
>>>My first commit today should fix the --release problem, and my second commit
>>>had Branko's fixes for the Windows build.
>>>Are you available to do the release?
>>So, did you remember to fix the fact that the tarball users on Windows
>>should *not* have to run gen-make.py to find their libdb40.lib's and
>>such, like we talked about at lunch. (If you have, a simple "yep"
>>will do.)
>I'm not sure what the right answer is there. However, in both releases, the
>library needs to reside in a particular location, so I'm not sure that we've
>regressed (?). Maybe the current, expected location isn't ideal and we need
>to change that.
>The underlying problem is that we don't have a "configure" step on Windows
>(and never did). What should we do instead?
Nothing. It's quite O.K. to require Python in order to build on Windows.
Most Windows users will be using the pre-built binaries or installer, so
whoever wants to build SVN themselves can dam' well install Python. It's
one of the less involved dependencies, anyway.

>Unblocking the 0.22 release seemed a bit more important than introducing a
>new concept into the Windows build...
Right. As for new concepts... we already have --with-httpd, so it should
be no trouble at all to add --with-berkeley-db, --with-apr*, etc. After

Of course, the most important bit right now is getting the shape of the
tree in the output directory right, so that the tests have a chance of

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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