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Re: building against subversion using autoconf

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2008 15:49:03 -0500

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-Karl

Jack Bates <ms419_at_freezone.co.uk> writes:
> I'm working on an Apache module, like mod_dav_svn, but using mod_atom to
> support Subversion repository access with the Atom Publishing Protocol,
> RFC 5023: http://code.google.com/p/mod-atom-svn/
>
> I was inspired by the last paragraph of the Repository Access Layer
> section of the Subversion book:
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn.developer.layerlib.html#svn.developer.layerlib.ra
>
> I'm following mod_dav_svn's example, but confess I'm stuck linking with
> Subversion's shared libraries. In general, is there a resource anywhere
> suggesting how projects can use autoconf to build against Subversion?
>
> To build against Apache, I stole the autoconf / automake setup from
> mod-skeleton: http://code.google.com/p/modskeleton/
>
> First, on Debian Subversion's headers are installed
> in /usr/include/subversion-1. Not sure if this is typical? Is it
> preferable to use #include <subversion-1/svn_fs.h> or use #include
> <svn_fs.h> and -I/usr/include/subversion-1? After reading the autoconf
> manual, I wonder if we should use AC_CHECK_HEADER(svn_fs.h)? I guess the
> former has consequences if one wants to build against a Subversion build
> directory, instead of where Subversion is installed on the system?
>
> Second, on Debian Subversion's shared libraries are split into
> libsvn_fs-1.so, libsvn_ra-1.so, etc. Again, not sure if this is typical
> or if our autoconf setup should anticipate building against an
> amalgamated libsvn-1.so on some systems? And again, I guess we should
> use AC_CHECK_LIB(libsvn_fs-1)?
>
> I'll continue studying my autoconf references, but if anyone with more
> experience can point out the "right" way to build against Subversion,
> it'd be much appreciated! A resource suggesting how projects can use
> autoconf to build against Subversion would be ideal...
>
> Incidentally, I'm not using mod_dav, but I am trying to follow
> mod_dav_svn's example, and struggling to understand the mod_dav
> repository interface. The best documentation I found is mod_dav.h, but
> I'm still struggling for a high level picture of how mod_dav's interface
> works. For instance, how is the root_dir which is passed to get_resource
> of dav_hooks_repository calculated? How are get_resource and deliver
> related? Where in mod_dav_svn is dav_resource_private defined?
>
> Nick Kew's Apache Modules Book has been a great reference, but
> unfortunately it doesn't touch on mod_dav. I'll continue reading the
> source, but if anyone can suggest a faster way of getting up to speed on
> mod_dav_svn, it'd also be much appreciated!
>
> Thanks and best wishes, Jack

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