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Re: Patch for Python bindings?

From: David Abrahams <dave_at_boost-consulting.com>
Date: 2006-04-21 17:29:46 CEST

"David James" <djames@collab.net> writes:

> On 4/20/06, David Abrahams <dave@boost-consulting.com> wrote:
>> We're having this previously-reported problem building the swig Python
>> buildings for SVN 1.3.0
>> (http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.subversion.devel/75007)
>> and we're reluctant to roll back to an earlier version of SVN. Can
>> anyone suggest a patch we can apply to 1.3.0 that will get us around
>> this problem?
> (I've cc'd the users@ list, because this question is more appropriate
> for the users@ list than the dev@ list)
> David, could you provide us with a little bit more information about
> how you are building Subversion? Please start from a fresh tarball and
> list all the commands you run from there.

This is from my sysadmin, Andrey Levochkin [andrew-at-stlport.com],
who was doing it:

  Well, I did:

  make clean
  make install
  make swig-py

  and get a lot of errors.

  After opening subversion tarball again everything went smoothly - it
  means that 'make clean' is not working as it should :(

Please email him directly if you have further questions about the

> I'm guessing you might have run autogen.sh without the release flag,
> thus accidentally switching to developer mode without clearing out the
> pregenerated release mode headers.

I seriously doubt Andrey used autogen.sh.

> In general, users building from
> tarball should never run autogen.sh. I recommend you start from a
> fresh tarball and build and configure from scratch without touching
> autogen.sh at all.
> We should probably patch Subversion so that users who accidentally run
> autogen.sh without clearing out the release mode headers get a clear
> error message so that they will know how to avoid it. I'd be very
> happy to help out if anyone is interested in fixing this.

I don't think you have to worry about that. The first thing most
users will do is look for a configure script and try to use that.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting
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