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Re: [rfc] Make SQLite a requirement for building Subversion 1.5

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-04-17 01:39:55 CEST

On Mon, 16 Apr 2007, David James wrote:

> On 4/16/07, David Anderson <dave@natulte.net> wrote:
> >On 4/17/07, Daniel Rall <dlr@collab.net> wrote:
> >> > +1 to require SQLite for all builds rather than producing a neutered
> >> > build which can't access local repositories.
> >>
> >> Nice description. ;-) I tend to favor this approach too. However, I
> >> heard discussion in favor of the neutering approach on IRC.
> >
> >What about defaulting to searching for sqlite and requiring it, and
> >having a --without-ra-local (or --without-sqlite, or whatever) to get
> >a 'neutered' build?
> >
> >Although, my own opinion is that I have sqlite on my systems for other
> >requirements anyway, so I wouldn't mind it becoming mandatory.
> That'd be okay with me. I just don't want users to accidentally end up
> with a build that doesn't support creating or accessing local
> repositories. That would be a disaster.

I don't know about "disaster", but making the option explicit
(e.g. failing configure without it) sounds like a reasonable
compromise to me.

> I don't see the "--without-ra-local --without-svnadmin" feature as a
> must-have. Some users might find this feature handy, if they wanted a
> slimmer build, but I couldn't see anyone going this far just to avoid
> installing sqlite

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