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Re: Subversion's Berkeley DB detection with APR trunk

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 15:51:11 +0200

On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 02:42:06PM +0100, Philip Martin wrote:
> "C. Michael Pilato" <cmpilato_at_collab.net> writes:
> > I'd be interested in knowing why the --db-version parameter was
> > dropped. In the absence of a solid reason, I think APR should be
> > changed to support as much.
> Probably it's because apr is now modular and BDB support is one of the
> things that is loaded dynamically. It's easy enough to reinstate
> --db-version, but that doesn't fix Subversion because apr no longer
> explicitly links against the BDB library. Subversion's configure fails
> its link test with 'undefined reference to db_version'.

Does this mean it's no longer possible to compile static svn
executables with BDB support if APR trunk is used?

This would make it very hard to compile svn/svnadmin for some embedded
(or very rare) platforms with ra_local access for BDB repositories.
Received on 2011-06-21 15:52:16 CEST

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