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Re: Mac OS X Metissian package without neon?

From: Craig McElroy <craig.mcelroy_at_metissian.com>
Date: 2005-12-16 13:38:20 CET

On Dec 15, 2005, at 6:12 AM, JT. Gueux wrote:

> I want to install the Metissian package on Mac OS X.4, but want to
> have _just_ the files I need installed.
>
> I just want to access the repository (FSFS) directly.
>
> I realized that the package include APR (Apache Portable Runtime)
> and Neon folders. The APR files seems to be an essential part of
> subversion, but Neon is just used for WebDAV access.
> Can I remove
> /usr/local/bin/neon-config,
> /usr/local/include/neon,
> /usr/local/lib/libneon.*,
> /usr.local/lib/pkgconfig/neon.pc,
> /usr/local/local/man/man1/neon.config.1,
> /usr/share/doc/neon-*
> files and fodlers without problem?
>
> Is it safe ?

JT:
   If you want to have a fully function subversion client that is
capable of accessing subversion servers via 'http' and 'https'
protocols, in addition to just 'svn' and 'file', then yes, the neon
libraries are needed. After all, the subversion client communication
with an http(s) type server actually _is_ over WebDAV. See http://
svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.1/ch08.html#svn-ch-8-sect-1.2.1 for more
information.

   Now, If you aren't concerned about being able to access an http(s)
based subversion server, then you could download the source and build
without neon support (use "--without-neon" option with configure).
Just removing the libraries from our binary distribution would result
in an unusable subversion client since it expects to be able to find
the neon libraries.

   If you are just looking to strip down the files a little, and
don't have the need to build any software on your box which requires
neon, you could remove all but the /usr/local/lib/libneon.* files.
Hope that helps.

Cheers,
-craig

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Craig A. McElroy
Metissian LLC
craig.mcelroy@metissian.com
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