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Re: --with-neon=DIR doesn't work

From: Neels Janosch Hofmeyr <neels_at_elego.de>
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2008 13:29:57 +0100

Karl Fogel wrote:
> Neels Janosch Hofmeyr <neels_at_elego.de> writes:
>> I have tried to compile subversion on a FreeBSD without a system wide
>> neon installation. Thus, I found that it makes no sense to supply the
>> --with-neon option:
>> [...]
>> I'd like to file this as an issue... so, do I wait for a buddy now?
> I don't have time to look into this right now, but it seems like
> you've gathered a lot of details on the problem, so +1 on filing an
> issue if there isn't one already. (Please point back to this thread
> from the issue.)
Well, stsp and I found out the reason why --with-neon wasn't accepting
source trees, because it is supposed to accept an *installed* neon
location. To use neon sources, one does not use --with-neon, but put the
neon sources in the trunk's root directory.

The problem that remains is that this detail is not given in the online
help. While the comparable option --with-serf accepts a source
directory, --with-neon accepts only a built and installed neon. So,
someone who used --with-serf will be confused by --with-neon,
particularly since they are competing libraries for the same functionality.

Basically, the only thing that really needs to be changed is the online
help for the --with-neon option (as in configure --help). There would
still be inconsistency (the two mentioned options work entirely
differently, although they look similar), but I guess that's just the
way it is, then.

Still, thanks for the plus-one! Do I still file an issue to change the
help information, or do I just send a patch?


Neels Janosch Hofmeyr
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