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

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-01-19 20:46:15 CET

Most OSS projects don't install a dozen libraries of their own.
They're just applications that link against existing 3rd-party
libraries.

On 1/19/07, Byron Brummer <byron.brummer@livenation.com> wrote:
> 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 them five years ago, but they're out of date now -- we should probably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
> fixable?
>
> -Byron
>
>

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