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Re: Windows build problem

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-12-10 18:52:09 CET

Vaigl, James @ AS wrote:

>Hi Brane,
>
>Thanks for the email. Can I ask for some clarification on
>a few points? Sorry to be so difficult, but I'm a newbie.
>I appreciate you taking the time to reply.
>
>
>
>> That note is valid for Unix.
>>
>>
>
>It should say that *somewhere* in the install notes. I spent
>four full days trying to build, thinking this applied to both.
>
>
Yes, I agree it should. :-)

>> On Windows, we don't support a client-only build
>>
>>
>
>What do you mean by 'client-only'? I take that to mean
>the remote svn tools, and no (Apache) server side stuff.
>Maybe you mean FSFS rather than BDB on the server, which
>is what I'm trying to do.
>
>
"client-only" means no mod_dav_svn, no svnserve, svnlook or svnadmin,
and no file:// access to the repository.

>>... so I'm afraid you'll have to link in BDB.
>>
>>
>
>I don't mind linking it in if I can run without using
>it. Are you saying it's not supported to build the server
>side for Windows and then run it using only FSFS?
>
>
Oh, that's definitely supported. You don't _have_ to use BDB just
because you link with it. This is inconvenient, I know, but implementing
this client vs. server separation simply hasn't got high enough on our
todo list yet.

>> But why don't you just use the compiled binaries on
>> subversion.tigris.org? I can guarantee they work. :-)
>>
>>
>
>I know they work, because we've been using them :) I'm coming
>to like svn a lot, and I hope I can continue to use it on
>this project.
>
>The problem is that I'm trying to get my boss to switch from
>PVCS to svn, and there are 3 requirements for me to get
>agreement:
>
> 1) Server must run on Apache on Windows
> (IT only wants to admin NT boxes, and they
> like Apache security better than svnserve)
> 2) Server must use FSFS rather than BDB
> (Too many user complaints about BDB wedges)
> 3) Must be able to rebuild all software from source.
> (Management distrust of 'free' software and
> fear over lack of support)
>
>
Aha! so (3) is the bit that was stopping you. I understand.

>If I can't do all these things, then I may be able to
>continue to run the server on Linux for awhile, but I
>doubt I'll be allowed to do this for very long.
>
>Thanks for any more comments you can offer. I'll compile
>them and post back to the users mailing list so it helps
>anyone else trying to do the same thing.
>
>
If you can suggest patches to INSTALL, that would be very nice. I'm
afraid that file isn't maintained as well as it should be (WRT the
Windows stuff, that is).

-- Brane

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