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Re: SVN install on Fedora Core?

From: Joe Cooper <joe_at_enthought.com>
Date: 2004-03-23 13:23:12 CET

Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Mar 2004, John Pybus wrote:
> ...
>>Subversion depends on an APR version which is not currently released
>>by APR. When stable svn releases have dependancies on cutting edge
>>releases of httpd/apr it's not going to be possible to build rpms for an
>>OS released 6 months ago without upgarding core components.
>>I have used the summersoft rpms on platforms from RH7.3 through FC1 for
>>some time. I have been very happy with their stability and support for
>>so many RH releases. I also look forward to the (soon to arrive) day
>>when a stable version of svn will be included in Linux distributions.
> ok, this is getting out of hand. i have no problem with subversion (or
> any other package) having an unofficial, unreleased dependency. what i'm
> objecting to is a publicly-accessible, allegedly FC1-compatible repository
> that *suggests* that it's designed to work cleanly with FC1 systems, when
> it simply doesn't and, if used, will break FC1 systems. which is exactly
> what the summersoft repo does.
> i'm sorry that i can't be any clearer than that.

If you're using bleeding edge software (which Subversion still is, due
to its bleeding edge dependencies and despite the 1.0 version number),
you're going to bleed. Can't be much clearer than that. ;-)

BTW-David's repository really isn't /that/ incompatible. I've had only
a few minor issues along the way--and those only because I use a custom
Apache and we rely on lots of modules (ssl, python, etc.). You're
making a lot out of problems that don't seem to be affecting very many
folks. And while we're on the subject...the FC2 Test 1 directory will
/also/ break your system in some circumstances. I'm sure you're aware
of this, since I recall seeing posts from you on the Fedora Testing
list, and there has been much discussion of various breakages due to
Xorg vs. XFree86, etc. lately.

BTW2-I don't see anything on David's repositories claiming to be
designed to work cleanly with FC1 systems. I reckon you and I assume
differently when we see a pile of packages in a directory on the web.
My first thought is not "Hey, I bet these packages are perfect drop-in
replacements for a bunch of stuff on my system, even though it does not
originate with the vendor and is a bunch of development versions of
stuff." But I suppose one might get through life in the Open Source
world for a little while with that kind of belief and trust in the
stability of all software.

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