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Re: Victory - built subversion from RH9 source rpm!

From: Christopher Ness <chris_at_nesser.org>
Date: 2005-02-11 19:26:54 CET

On Fri, 2005-11-02 at 07:53 -0600, Steve Cohen wrote:
> Christopher Ness wrote:
> > I just saw red flags shooting up. ;)
> >
> > I think redhat uses the "wheel" group as the admin group. I wouldn't
> > want to elevate my daily account to be a group member of root.
> >
> Further, but damn it all. I wanted this to be a discussion of how SVN
> packages itself to the world, and it's turning into you're a moron
> because you do this or that as root.

I don't think you are a moron. I probably would have fumbled through
the power set of the same steps you took trying to solve this problem.

> Have the subversion devs set minimal platform guidelines and stuck to
> them? I should not have had to install Fedora packages over RH 9.0 just
> to run subversion because that's what some developer has installed. Or
> if I should, the subversion team should announce that RH 9.0 is not
> going to be supported.

The minimal platform guideline, as I understand it, is the source code.
Any packages, or binaries are a contribution from those outside
subversion and cannot be controlled any more than the Internet itself.

I agree you should not have had to do those things.
That is the fault of RedHat (and other package creators), not

Perhaps it was caused by the switch from RH9 to the FC line (2.6 kernel,
restructuring of the file system ie. /media, etc), but more likely by
the discontinuation of support (new packages) for that version of the

Sorry, I didn't mean to inflame you, just trying to help.

Software Engineering IV,
McMaster University
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Received on Fri Feb 11 19:31:16 2005

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