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Re: OT: useless rant, Was: Building Subversion 1.2 on OS X 10.4 fails

From: Scott Palmer <scott.palmer_at_2connected.org>
Date: 2005-05-23 05:10:41 CEST

On May 22, 2005, at 10:06 AM, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> Keep in mind, Scott, that there are two different 'modes' of
> building Subversion:
> 1. as a developer
> 2. as a user

Really what you describe above are two types of developers. "Users"
by my definition never need to compile code. #2 is just a developer
of more limited knowledge and often end users are forced to cross
their fingers and play that role. (That could be a whole other unix
rant.. but I will resist the urge.)

> In this case, it's the fact that your pre-installed apr-util wasn't
> set up for development, which is a linux distribution issue.

I generally install developer packages, I must have missed something
when installing SuSE. I know I do intentionally skip some dev
packages that I think I won't need, since I don't do any X Windows
development for example. I'll use not being familiar with the
multitude of packages as my excuse. I haven't had the energy to boot
back into Linux and investigate further. I will try to do that to
see if there is apr-dev package that I don't have installed.



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