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Re: Renaming svn-bench to svnbench

From: Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 01:38:54 +0400

On 11 February 2015 at 00:28, Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name> wrote:
> Ivan Zhakov wrote on Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 14:48:04 +0300:
>> On 10 February 2015 at 14:07, Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name> wrote:
>> > Stefan Fuhrmann wrote on Sun, Feb 08, 2015 at 18:46:51 +0100:
>> >> Con:
>> >> - some people have seen the tool and may have used it
>> >> with its current name
>> >>
>> >> Neutral:
>> >> * renames have happened in the past (e.g. mucc -> svnmucc)
>> >
>> > For svnmucc, we add a symlink from the old location in Makefile.in:
>> >
>> > if test "$(DESTDIR)$(bindir)" != "$(DESTDIR)$(toolsdir)"; then \
>> > ln -sf $(bindir)/svnmucc$(EXEEXT) $(DESTDIR)$(toolsdir)/svnmucc$(EXEEXT); \
>> > fi
>> >
>> > So you could do something similar for this rename.
>> I think that distro packagers who made unofficially released tool part
>> of they package could do this, but we should not add a symlink in
>> Subversion core.
>
> In 1.8, 'make install-tools' installs svn-bench. In 1.9, 'make install'
> will install svnbench. If 1.9 'make install-tools' doesn't create
> svn-bench as a symlink to svnbench, then we'll have broken compatibility
> for users of that makefile target. Therefore 'make install-tools'
> should create the symlink. The symlink won't be part of the core 'make
> install'. Makes sense?
>
I don't see problems to have 'make install-tools' to create symlink
for svn-bench to maintain compatibility with 1.8.

And of course svn-bench should be renamed to svnbench.

-- 
Ivan Zhakov
Received on 2015-02-10 22:42:03 CET

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