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Re: [PATCH][merge-tracking]Only fs_fs backend should depend on sqlite(until libsvn_fs_util gets committed)

From: Kamesh Jayachandran <kamesh_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-09-26 13:16:43 CEST

>> Max's note is fairly clear:
>> # This is a workaround for a libtool bug, which manifests on Linux
>> and similar
>> # ELF platforms, when linking to an installed Neon, and there are old
>> # Subversion libraries in the same directory as the installed Neon.
>> As noted there, if you link to an already-installed Neon (i.e. you're
>> _not_ using an in-tree version), libtool will place the path to
>> the installed Neon before the path to the not-yet-installed copies
>> of the Subversion libraries. Since the Subversion libraries are
>> usually installed in the same place as Neon, this causes the resulting
>> executables to pick up the installed Subversion libraries rather than
>> the just-compiled ones.
>> This bug in libtool can be worked around by working out the transitive
>> dependencies ourselves, since that the only point where the bug occurs.
>>> If it was the problem it should be the problem with every other
>>> shared lib right?
>>> Like 'bdb' et al. we did not have any such dependency of 'bdb' with
>>> each binary with a main function.
>> You're right, from the explanation above, it should also be a problem
>> with BDB. I can't explain why it's not.
>>> From my bare understanding of the issue, it might have got to do
>>> with 'neon' dir under $abs_src_dir of subversion kind of build.
>>> As sqlite is never entertained from the $abs_srcdir of subversion we
>>> need not bother about this.
>> I don't think that it necessarily involves a source build of Neon -
>> quite the opposite.
>> Regards,
>> Malcolm
> I could reproduce the same problem with my libtool 1.5.6.
> And I have a different solution to the issue, I am working on seeings
> its effectiveness in different cases.
> Basically moving the libsvn_ra to end of libs fixes the issue.
> I am just experimenting with many such indirect 3rd party lib
> references simultaneously by a 'exe'.
> With regards
> Kamesh Jayachandran
Even our current merge-tracking branch 'lt-svn' binary fails in
convoluted setups as we currently don't have 'sqlite' in the libs line
of 'svn'.(setup having 'sqlite' in the same dir as the old version of
svn). I am proposing the different fix to the problem in a different thread.

With regards
Kamesh Jayachandran

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