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Re: Hacking on svn w/o "cleanup"? Possible?

From: Byron Brummer <byron.brummer_at_livenation.com>
Date: 2007-01-19 20:40:57 CET

Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> On 1/18/07, Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@red-bean.com> wrote:
>> On 1/18/07, Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev@farside.org.uk> wrote:
>> > But no, you don't have to blow away your entire installation to develop,
>> > by any means. Those instructions were probably useful when Karl wrote
>> > them five years ago, but they're out of date now -- we should probably
>> > update them (patches welcome!).
>> They were written by Karl, because on certain versions of Debian and
>> BSD, the behavior was 'make' was preposterous: the system libtool
>> would link against *installed* libsvn* libraries, instead of the ones
>> freshly built in the tree.
>> For most systems, there's no issue with this.
> Newer RedHat systems seem to have switched to the same practice as
> Debian (namely to rip RPATH out of binaries, automatically linking
> against installed libs), so the problem probably has only been
> aggrevated.
> (Older RH systems didn't do this.)

        Is it known how FreeBSD handles this?

        And why in general does this not appear to be a problem for
        other software projects? I can't remember the last I saw
        a note like this on a major OSS project, so perhaps it's


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