On 10.03.2004, at 18:30, Wade Williams wrote:
> I'm a bit frustrated with trying to get a user of my subversion server
> a working client. He's on 10.2.6, I'm on 10.3.2.
> I built my client from source. I cannot just ship it to him for two
> 1) The large number of dependancies on dynamic libraries.
> 2) Even if I ship him all the required dynamic libraries, it's not
> going to work, since on 10.3 you end up with a dependancy on
> libiconv.dylib, which does not exist on 10.2.
> So, I thought....we'll just use fink.
> For starters, the current procedure for getting subversion out of fink
> is *way* too hard for normal users. You have to edit your fink config
> (using sudo) add the unstable branch, and update your fink
Well, that is because the fink package is still in the *unstable* tree.
Meaning: it is not meant for the "normal user". ;)
Wait until there is a binary package for the fink client. Then it will
be as easy as doing "sudo apt-get install svn-client-ssl". Fink is not
as big as other distributions. That means it takes some time. We should
have a binary release available for you in the next weeks. If we are
lucky even this week.
> But, assuming you get that far and tell fink to install svn-client,
> you get:
> Failed: Can't resolve dependency "system-java14-dev" for package
> "svn-1.0.0-12" (no matching packages/versions found)
> sure enough, the package system-java14-dev does not exist.
This is a problem with your java installation. Read the second news
You are missing the Java SDK from Apple.
> (I realize this is an issue for the fink maintainers, but I thought
> the subversion folks needed to be aware)
> So, I next started down the path of trying to compile subversion as
> 10.2-compatible. It's easy to get gcc to do that, but unfortunately,
> configure knows its running on 10.3 and finds things in the 10.3
> headers that don't exist in the 10.2 headers. Thus., when you're
> compiling against the 10.2 headers, you get errors.
> (Granted, I understand that Apple caused this issue by having
> incompatible headers)
> So, I'm curious to hear the thoughts of those maintaining subversion
> for OS X, or others that have solved this issue. I've got the server
> built and ready - all I want to do is send my 10.2 user a svn client
> that will work.
There are even precompiled packages already available for OS X. Search
the subversion mailing list.
> I guess I'm down to the point of having to talk him through
> downloading the tarball and compiling it for himself on 10.2, but I
> really didn't want to go there.
Well, it would be great if you could help in improving the fink package
by giving me (the maintainer of the package) some feedback on how the
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Received on Wed Mar 10 18:47:05 2004