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Re: Upgrading Debian Sarge to Svn 1.3 or 1.4 - What's the right course?

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-11-17 19:07:02 CET

On 11/17/06, Riccardo Maria Bianchi
<riccardomaria.bianchi@physik.uni-freiburg.de> wrote:
> Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> > On 11/17/06, Peter Kahn <citizenkahn@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I have a debian sarge system (2.4.27-2-386) and I want to upgrade it
> >> to svn 1.3 or above. I can either configure it to use the unstable
> >> repositories or I can build svn on the box. Is there an opinion about
> >> which is best? This is just a client machine.
> >
> > I'd use backports.org (see
> > http://www.backports.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=instructions).
> >
> > It has a subversion package of 1.3.2 (though you might try to find out
> > if the newer 1.4.2 has been uploaded to unstable - but that might
> > bring in lots of other dependencies...).
>
>
> Yes. I have Debian too and I had tried to install the 1.4.2 package. And
> I got a lot of dependencies!! So I had to choose: upgrade almost the
> whole system...or compile SVN!
>
> In my opinion it's better to compile SVN from source; it's quite fast,
> don't worry! ;)

I know. I'm an svn dev :-)

But if you want to stick to your packaging system, I'd advise backports.org.

bye,

Erik.

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