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Re: OS X client frustrations

From: Simon Raess <cocoa_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2004-03-10 19:52:23 CET


I've installed svn-client from source on OS X 10.3.2. As Christian
pointed out, download the Java 1.4.2 JDK from http://connect.apple.com,
add the unstable branch and it just works!


Am 10.03.2004 um 18:46 schrieb Christian Schaffner:

> Hi Wade
> 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
>> reasons:
>> 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
>> installation.
> 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
> item on
> <http://fink.sf.net>
> 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.
>> Thoughts?
> 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 installation goes.
> Thanks, Chris.
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