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Re: RH9 install troubles...

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-09-16 11:22:00 CEST

Stephen Webb wrote:
> I think I have it figured out now; I am posting what I have found to the
> list in the hopes of pointing out some potential problems.
>
> I'm running redhat 9.0 and wanted to install Subversion for evaluation
> purposes. I'll spare you the details, here are the important points.
>
> 1. RH 9.0 binary RPMS didn't work:
> http://summersoft.fay.ar.us/pub/subversion/latest/redhat-9.0/
> (linked from: http://subversion.tigris.org/project_packages.html)
> "svnadmin create.. " gave some sort of Berkeley db error.
> ("Operation not supported" ?)
> installing newer berkeley db didn't help.

http://subversion.tigris.org/project_faq.html#redhat-db

> 2. I read that installing from sources would fix this problem.
> (got the src.rpm from the same summersoft site)
>
> HERE IS THE FIRST BIGGIE. This src rpm doesn't include
> all the apr sources (or configure script) as I'm told it should.

So, why didn't you also get the accompanying apr and apr-util src rpms?

> 4. Finally when it all seems in place, the "Apache" problem comes up.
> With both the "munged install process" *and* the source tarball
> process, configure gives this error:
>
> checking httpd version... configure: error: apache too old: mmn must be
> at least 20020903
...
> I say either this test shouldn't fail in this way (ie old apache gets
> treated the same as no apache) or the error message be more clear.

Yes, already fixed in 1.1

> I ended up having to use --with-apache=no --with-apxs=no

"--without-apxs" is the most concise incantation to do the job.

Max.

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