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RE: Building subversion server: a puzzle

From: Wadsworth, Eric (Contractor) <wadswore_at_fhu.disa.mil>
Date: 2003-11-15 15:17:26 CET

Well, I made a build directory, and snagged getversion.py off the
self-hosted subversion repository, moved it by floppy-disk over to the
internal network, and put it in place (making it chmod +x). After "rm -rf
autom4te", I do another "autoconf". This time resulting in no errors!

But when I do "./configure", I get:
./configure[1702]: syntax error at line 1702 : `(' unexpected

Inspecting line 1702 of configure doesn't tell me anything much. It reads:

Looks like I'm just confusing things more. :(

--- Eric

> Hello,
> I've got a new box (Sun Ultra-10 running Solaris 8) solely to host
> Subversion, and I'm trying to get 0.33.0 installed on it. And
> it's a puzzle!
> This box is not connected to the outside internet, so I can't
> check out a
> working copy of subersion. I downloaded the source tarball,
> and am trying to
> go from there. I'm using the "INSTALLING SUBVERSION - A Quick
> Guide" as my
> documentation.
> First of all, I installed Apache 2.0.48 and got it up and
> running (this, of
> course, required days of figuring stuff out, including
> installing a bunch
> more packages and patching the OS). I also installed BDB
> 4.1.25 and python
> 2.2.2.
> In the "build requirements" section of the document (I.), it
> says that: "On
> Unix systems, the './configure' script will tell you if you
> are missing the
> correct version of any of the required libraries or tools, so
> if you are in
> a real hurry to get building, you can skip straight to section II."
> Unfortunately, there is no configure script in the source.
> Maybe this was an
> oversight? At any rate, there is a configure.in file there,
> and it says that
> it can be processed with autoconf to make a configure script.
> Okay, so I
> installed the autoconf 2.57 package. When I run autoconf, it
> complains that:
> "sh: build/getversion.py: not found". And indeed, there is no
> such file. The
> configure script it generated is broken, and here I sit.
> Where did I go wrong?
> --- Eric

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