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Re: svn commit: r17483 - trunk

From: Peter Samuelson <peter_at_p12n.org>
Date: 2005-11-23 05:04:42 CET

[Eric Gillespie]
> Eh? Do any systems other than Linux distros and Darwin have
> /usr/bin/python? None of my systems have it, and i build Subversion
> all the time...

My memory must be faulty. The actual problem case is having no
'python' executable. (For example it's possible on Debian to have only
a /usr/bin/python2.3.) Passing PYTHON=/whatever into configure works
for most, but not quite all, of the build.

It's a corner case, to be sure. But honoring $(PYTHON) is useful in
order to let the system have multiple python versions installed (both
python2.3 and python2.4, for instance) and choose which one to use for
the subversion python bindings. In practice, if I recall, the part
that fails to honor $(PYTHON) is just the build generator, so the exact
python version isn't so important.

Received on Wed Nov 23 05:06:16 2005

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