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RE: Subversion on RHEL v.3, httpd 2.0.48, apr 0.9.5, etc.

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-08-10 14:50:48 CEST

> The current rpm "version" of
> httpd is 2.0.46-32.ent.3, built on 6/28/04. So, it is obviously
> patched beyond the 2.0.46 apache releae, and may have some features
> backported into it.

I think you're playing with fire here. Subversion has depended on
symbols in the apr/apr-util shipped within httpd 2.0.47 and 2.0.48 for
over a year. (apr-0.9.5).

> Just to see what would happen, I tweaked the configure file to allow
> apr 0.9.4 and built subversion against the standard rpm installs of
> httpd (with apr) and Berlekey DB (4.1.25-8). The build and
> installation went off without a hitch, and initial testing has not
> shown any problems.

That's surprising to me... I would have expected errors about unexpected
symbols. Then again, are you sure that you built mod_dav_svn?

> Btw, access is being done via the webdav method,
> not via svnserve.

Hm, I guess so. I'm surprised you've had no problems.

> Is there anything that I should be concerned about popping up down the
> road with this configuration? Or anything in particular that I should
> test before going into production?

You really should be using bdb 4.2; it's faster and seems to have fewer
bugs. It also has the ability to clean up its own logfiles, which is a
big convenience to admins.

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