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Re: Question about building APR-UTIL

From: Robert Dailey <rcdailey_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 15:27:58 -0500

2009/6/28 Joseph Galbraith <galb_at_vandyke.com>

> Robert Dailey wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 5:49 PM, Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu <mailto:
>> brane_at_xbc.nu>> wrote:
>> Robert Dailey wrote:
>> > On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 8:13 PM, Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu
>> <mailto:brane_at_xbc.nu>
>> > <mailto:brane_at_xbc.nu <mailto:brane_at_xbc.nu>>> wrote:
>> >
>> > Robert Dailey wrote:
>> > > Reason why I'm asking is because I've setup a couple of CMake
>> > scripts
>> > > to provide a means to build APR, APR-UTIL, and APR-ICONV.
>> > >
>> > > The less files I have to build to meet the requirements of
>> > Subversion,
>> > > the better. It would be great if you guys could tell me
>> exactly
>> > which
>> > > source files I need to build in all 3 APR libraries. I know
>> that
>> > > Subversion uses apr_pool, but not sure about anything else.
>> > > Unfortunately the only way I'm going to be able to tell is
>> through
>> > > missing symbol linker error later on when I try to link
>> against the
>> > > subversion library.
>> >
>> > Uh, sorry, if you're doing your own build scripts, then
>> you're pretty
>> > much on your own ... especially as the list of files you have to
>> > compile
>> > will differ from platform to platform. For any one partiular
>> platform,
>> > "nm" or local equivalent will tell you (almost) all you need
>> to know.
>> >
>> > AFAIK no-one has ever compiled a list of minimal required
>> sources from
>> > APR; doesn't really make sense, we just recommend a
>> particular set of
>> > apr(-util) versions.
>> >
>> >
>> > I had to just to get APR building on Windows. They had some NMAKE
>> > scripts already, but those did not function. I have all 3 APR
>> > libraries building right now, so we'll see if they contain all of
>> the
>> > code needed for Subversion when I build it later on. I'm going to be
>> > creating CMake scripts for Subversion next, since the vc6-build.bat
>> > file is ancient and broken as well :)
>> >
>> > If I get it somewhat functional, I will submit it to the Subversion
>> > library. You guys can either choose to take it or leave it at that
>> > point, but I absolutely need to do this to make it easier for people
>> > (particularly myself) to build Subversion on Windows.
>> >
>> > Thanks for your help.
>> Aren't you wasting your time just a bit? Subversion does include a
>> build-file generator that'll create project files for, IIRC, every
>> version of Microsoft compiler from VC6 onwards. Pretty much the same is
>> true of APR; witness the fact that a fair number of people are building
>> Subversion on Windows, and there's also a script used on buildbots that
>> automates the whole shebang.
>> Going from scratch with CMake will quite likely give you a splitting
>> headache, and no-one in their right mind would want to help with
>> that. :-P
>> Well the whole reason why I'm going down the path of CMake is because all
>> of the documentation I've read so far does not help me out. I can't get help
>> from anyone on any mailing list, and the documentation is unreliable. What
>> other choice do I have? I'd end up wasting more time shuffling around files
>> in subversion trying to get what I want.
>> If you would be so kind as to tell me exactly what I need to do to build
>> subversion on Windows, I'd appreciate it.
> I suspect the reason you aren't getting the answers you'd like
> is because nobody just knows the answers off the top of their
> head. They'd have to do exactly what they are telling you to
> do: go figure out the existing build scripts and analyze what
> they do.
> > Obviously the README isn't
>> helping one bit since it says to use vc6-build.bat, which does not
>> function. I also need to be able to build subversion in any directory (Not
>> just naively C:\SVN like the vc6-build.bat script expects). I need to tell
>> subversion where APR is, and all the rest of its dependencies.
> I'm not sure which README you are refering to; the one I saw
> in http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/README doesn't seem
> to mention vc6-build.bat.
> However, did you look at the instructions in the INSTALL file? They
> look pretty complete to me (and I have used them in the past to get a
> successful build.)

Yes, it was the INSTALL file I was looking at, sorry for the confusion. I
was viewing this one:

If you look at the "Building the Latest Source under Windows" section,
you'll see that it references vc6-built.bat in the section labeled "E.4
Building the Binaries".

Thanks to the help I've gotten so far, I now know about the buildbot script
files that are used on Windows. I had no idea that these existed before,
since I never saw any reading materials that mentioned them. I'll definitely
be looking into these quite a bit more and I'll hopefully be on my way to
building Subversion.

Received on 2009-06-28 22:28:23 CEST

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