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Re: Solaris SPARC :: Client only for subversion ??

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-09-09 04:11:55 CEST

On Sep 9, 2006, at 01:58, Greg Morse wrote:

>>>>> I have subversion package installed and running on an UBUNTU linux
>>>>> box.
>>>>> I would like to get clients that I can install on various SPARC
>>>>> Solaris 8 boxes to connect to and use the UBUNTU server.
>>>>> Is there a 'client only' (i.e. just svn, not svnadmin) version of
>>>>> the package whose install is more simple than the server version
>>>>> with all its prerequisites?
>>>>> (Same question for winXP client).
>>>> No; the client has the same prerequisites as the server so there
>>>> would be no point.
>>> Thanks for the reply Ryan.
>>> This does seem very counterintuitive.
>>> When I look at the list of dependencies required to get
>>> Subversion to
>>> run on Solaris, it is quite extensive.
>>> Apache2.0.59, ssl, swig, gcc, libiconv, libxml, db4.2, gdbm, .....
>> As far as I know:
>> Apache is only required if you've told it to build the Apache module.
>> If you're just going to use this as a client, do not tell the
>> Subversion configure script to build the module, and Apache will
>> not be required.
>> Neon is required by the Subversion client to be able to connect to
>> a repository served over HTTP. Perhaps you can omit this if you do
>> not want to access repositories via HTTP.
>> OpenSSL is required by Neon to allow connections over HTTPS. You
>> can omit this if you don't plan to access repositories over HTTPS.
>> Swig is needed to build the various language bindings. If you
>> don't plan on writing software (a Java program maybe, or a Python
>> script) that interacts natively with a Subversion repository, I'd
>> guess you can skip this.
>> Gcc is the compiler, which you obviously need to compile anything.
>> Iconv is for internationalization and text conversion. Yes, the
>> client needs to do this just as much as the server.
>> BerkeleyDB (db4.2) is not required; you can omit it from the build
>> process, and you will then only have direct filesystem access to
>> FSFS repositories, and not BDB repositories. (Remote BDB
>> repositories accessed over http, https, svn or svn+ssh protocols
>> would still be
>> available.) I personally configure without BDB support because I
>> don't need or want it.
>> I don't know what gdbm is.
> I have downloaded the tarball from SUNFREEWARE and I am looking
> throught the INSTALL file and the configure.in file as a result.
> It is not obvious to me HOW I go about setting the various config
> options to omit the Neon etc. pieces.
> Is there a file that documents that?

All I know is what "./configure --help" says. It says you can say --
with-PACKAGE[=ARG] to enable a package or --without-PACKAGE to
disable it. Based on what it says, I would try configuring with the
following flags:


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