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Re: Building svnlook

From: stephen meechan <mgvk68_at_dsl.pipex.com>
Date: 2005-05-28 15:58:42 CEST

>On 5/28/05, John <jsparrow@ecclescollege.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Is there a simpler way to build svnlook, without going through the whole
>> build process (which I gather is complex under win32?).
>> I want to be able to write compiled hooks - so to do this I guess I need
>> replicate the functionality of svnlook. I was hoping it just pulled
>> functionality dirctly from the libraries (I was thinking dll's, not
>> linking, silly me!).
>> It's 10 years since I did any C coding, but from the look if it, svnlook
>> statically linked to functions like svn_fs_get_lock()? So I'll have to
>> statically link too, or write a dll I can call.
>> Don't suppose anyone has written a cool dll-wrapper around the api have
>Not really, but we actually want to supply dll's. We only need someone
>to do the work :-)
>For now, static linking is about the only thing you can do. If you
>want to build on Win32, Ben Collins-Sussman and I maintain a nightly
>build system written in batch language. It's available at
>http://svn.red-bean.com/repos/sussman/subversion/win32-build/ Maybe
>that can help you out?

building from the source zip file is also straightforward if you follow the
instructions and have Visual C++. The only problem I had was that I had to
download the apr directories from the repository rather than use the zip
file ones. It take a whole Saturday afternoon to do it....

However using the static dev package saves you building subversion yourself
and saves a lot of time:


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