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Re: Unrecognized URL scheme 'http://' on FreeBSD default installation

From: Bruce A. Mah <bmah_at_acm.org>
Date: 2004-09-24 19:17:26 CEST

If memory serves me right, Max Bowsher wrote:
> frank cheong wrote:
> >I have installed subversion on FreeBSD using the ports collection with the
> >below setting: -
> >
> >cd /usr/ports/devel/subversion/

Are you (Frank) sure that's the right syntax? I thought you needed to
actually assign values to these Makefile variables, e.g.:

% make install WITH_PERL=1 WITH_PYTHON=1 ...

(The values don't matter.)

> >after that I have tried to do a initial co using http:// but I got the
> >error
> >message "svn: Unrecognized URL scheme 'http://'"


> Make sure you have the "neon" library installed. Is there a "WITH_NEON"
> option?

That's close. The port already checks for the presence of neon, and
installs it if it's not there.

However, what the port infrastructure doesn't check is the *version*
of the neon library. subversion-1.0.6 checks for neon 0.24.7 (I
think) at configure time, and if it doesn't find it, doesn't compile
the ra_dav stuff. I've seen systems with older versions of neon get
into this state, and the symptoms are identical of what the original
poster is seeing.

I recommend checking the installed version of neon, and updating it if
it's not 0.24.7. Then reinstall subversion.

(Alternatively, you can just deinstall both subversion and neon, and
let the subversion package re-build and re-install it as a


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