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Re: [PATCH] issue #997: Static apache build broken

From: Max Bowsher <maxb1_at_ukf.net>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 23:17:39 +0000

Neels Janosch Hofmeyr wrote:
> Hi dev,
>
> while trying to test our new treeconflicts code through WebDAV on an
> Ubuntu with a preinstalled older svn and no root access, I found out
> that the instructions I stumbled across about static linking of
> mod_dav_svn into apache did not work.
>
> (The instructions are found in some old svn hacker's guide at
> http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/tags/0.6.0/HACKING
> under "Compiling mod_dav_svn")
>
> I found issue #997, which basically describes the first problem
> encountered with a static apache build.
>
> I dug around for a day and came up with the following patch, which
> takes care of the following things in the following ways; in short,
> this patch enables using a subversion DAV with --disable-shared.

I feel really mean saying this after you've done all this work, but...

if static apache builds really have been broken since mid-2002, do we
really want to bother attempting to make them supported?

I don't think (correct me if I'm wrong) that the presence of a
preinstalled older svn or lack of root access in any way prevent you
from using dynamic apache modules. Furthermore, I'd say that for a
development/testing scenario, it would usually be much better to go with
the dynamic option, so that you don't have to relink apache to integrate
a new version of the modules.

Max.

Received on 2008-02-20 00:18:02 CET

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