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Fwd: Re: [opensuse] Compiling subversion from sources

From: Bogdan Cristea <cristeab_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 09:14:09 +0200

I have tried recently to compile svn 1.5.5 on openSuSE 11.1, but I cannot due
to a missing library, libneon.la. I have posted this issue on openSuSE forum
and they say that this library is not needed in order to compile svn (see
below their message). Perhaps this issue could be fixed in the next releases
of svn.

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Subject: Re: [opensuse] Compiling subversion from sources
Date: Friday 26 December 2008
From: Philipp Thomas <Philipp.Thomas2_at_gmx.net>
To: opensuse_at_opensuse.org

On Thu, 25 Dec 2008 20:28:39 +0200, you wrote:

>I have noticed that there is no static library libneon.a in the default
>openSuSE 11.1 distribution. Compiling neon from sources as static library
>generates both libneon.a and libneon.la

The static version isn't needed, it's just an error/bug in the
subversion source configuration. Had you unpacked a recent openSUSE
.src.rpm and looked into subversion.spec you'd have seen that one of
the patches we apply is subversion-1.5.x-no-neon-la.patch that
contains:

- NEON_LIBS=`$neon_config --la-file`
+ NEON_LIBS=`$neon_config --libs`

So edit build/ac-macros/neon.m4 and make the same change and you
should be able to compile subversion 1.5.5.

As a general rule: before complaining that openSUSE lacks something
for compiling a package that we also provide, please look into the
spec file of our .src.rpm. Chances are rather good that our source
RPMs contain patches that fix the problem.

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