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Re: So many fink packages for Mac OS X

From: Jeffrey Melloy <jmelloy_at_visualdistortion.org>
Date: 2003-11-07 22:53:30 CET

Just Stuff wrote:

> Yes, I've had a lot of trouble installing svn on Mac OS X. I only use
> fink for svn and I don't really understand how it works, how to update
> it to the latest packages, etc. Indeed the last time I tried to
> install svn, it failed and I only got it to work after I read
> somewhere that you had to install ruby. I think there might be
> another problem with Perl 5.8 which is what Panther comes with. I am
> crossing my fingers that the Fink folks are working on this.
> I feel like a fish out of water without my subversion working right now.
>> And I am leaning toward building the client myself.
> I was leaning to this a while ago, and somebody said it's probably
> better to keep trying with Fink that to build manually. I think he's
> the one who gave me the Ruby tip.
> -ww
> On Nov 5, 2003, at 1:29 PM, William L. Anderson wrote:
>> Winston: I appreciate you taking the time to update this info re fink
>> svn. I am finding the install procedure on OS X 10.2.8 to be very
>> frustrating. And I am leaning toward building the client myself.
>> I cannot understand what ruby has to do with svn-client, but
>> apparently it is also implicated when I attempt
>> $ sudo fink install svn-client
>> The whole procedure craps out because ruby has dependencies that
>> aren't loaded. Hmmm ... maybe I need to use dselect. I'll try that.
>> Any hints you can give about what you did to get this loaded and
>> working are appreciated.
>> Bill Anderson

I had no problems whatsoever installing Subversion on Panther. Just
make sure you have the developer tools, and then the easiest thing is to
download a tarball and go.


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