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Re: problems installing subversion

From: Tom Brown <brown_at_esteem.com>
Date: 2005-03-05 01:21:51 CET

On Friday 04 March 2005 13:03, David Ripton wrote:
> Using BDB. Use FSFS instead. :->
>
> I haven't built SVN on RH 7.1.
>
> When this happened to me on another system (SVN 1.0.x on Gentoo), it was
> because there were two versions of BDB (4.1.x installed by Gentoo, 4.2.x
> installed by me) on the box, and the configure script was taking the one
> that came first in some library path instead of the one I explicitly
> told it to use.

That was it! There were actually three versions of BDB installed on the
 system (not by me).

> (I think there's probably a bug in SVN's or apr's usage of
> automake/autoconf, but I haven't learned enough auto* to prove that, let
> alone fix the alleged bug.)
>
> Use FSFS instead, and be happy.
>
> If you can't do that, eradicate all but one version of BDB from the
> system, and it'll work.

Looks like they may have been installed with RedHat with gnome dependencies.
Therefore, I couldn't uninstall them, at least not easily.

> If you can't do that, you'll need to mess with various library load
> paths (/etc/ld.so.conf, LD_LIBRARY_PATH, and similar evil) until BDB
> version you want comes first.

All I had to do was add a line to ld.so.conf, run ldconfig and then configure
succeeded. Then I was able to configure, build and install subversion.

Thanks!
Tom

PS: Sorry for emailing you directly David. I hit the 'reply' button by mistake
instead of 'reply to mailing-list'.

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