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Re: Wishlist -> very lightweight tool for GETing files from a svn repo

From: John Locke <mail_at_freelock.com>
Date: 2003-08-12 17:56:40 CEST

On Tue, 2003-08-12 at 04:55, mark benedetto king wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 10:04:15AM +0100, Chris Croome wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > I'm using subversion for managing bits of web sites and some
> > sets of HTML templates and the machines that these sites are hosted
> > on are a variety of different old Linux boxes, slackware, debian etc
> > and what they all have in common is the fact that I don't have root
> > on them and that installing a subversion client is not really a
> > possibility.
> >
> You don't need root to install subversion. Just pass the appropriate
> arguments to the configure script.

You can also compile Subversion with static links, then just copy the
executable to your other computers (of the same basic type--should work
in most Linux x86, for example--you'll probably have to compile a
different version for BSD or Win32). Drop it in your $HOME/bin, and you
should be able to run it from the command line (check your $PATH if

I've done this for several machines. Works great. I forget the exact
syntax you pass when compiling--take a look at the ./configure options.


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