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Re: Subversion client 1.4.5 for sparc sunos 10 - non root / minimal

From: Anoop kumar V <anoopkumarv_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2008 20:28:45 -0500

On Jan 3, 2008 10:26 PM, Steve Christensen <steve_at_smc.vnet.net> wrote:

> I have checked with the subversion documentation and searched for anyone
> who has built a subversion client only from the subversion source. There
> does not appear to be any way to do this. The command line svn client
> program still depends on having apache and other programs installed and
> cannot be produced without this. You do not have to run the apache
> server or the svn server necessarily, but you do have to install them so
> that libraries that svn needs are there.
> There are pure svn client programs, but they all have graphical user
> interfaces and are not command line only.
> Sorry, this is not of much help. I will keep searching for some
> solutions to this, but I have none now.
> Note also that in general all packages have to be installed by root.
> This is just how the Sun pkgadd system works. There is no easy way
> around this except to build the software yourself or get someone to do
> it for you on your machine.
> Steve C.
> Anoop kumar V wrote:
> > Hi Steve,
> >
> > Can you please do me a favor and provide me with the compiled svn client
> > (1.4.5) for SunOS 10 sparc. I need svn to have as minimal features as
> > possible, I do not require ssl or web support. All it must be able to do
> > is connect to an svn server and download the code. It must run as
> > non-root as I do not have root access.
> >
> > Your help is much appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Anoop

Hi Steve,

thank you so much for your response.

Pkgadd is a package based installation which affects the systems root files
etc... What I hoped to find was a solution like cvs where it is just one
file that is the executable and as long as you can just place it in your
path you should be good to go as far as a client is concerned - I am not
talking as a server!

Also - did you see my other email that there is a commandline svn client
available called svnkit. It is written in java so theoretically it can run
absolutely anywhere. The command is called jsvn and you can do 'jsvn co' to
checkout and 'jsvn up' to update etc.. So I have just aliased jsvn to svn
and it works just like svn and is pretty neat - so far it has satisfied each
and every requirement of mine as far as svn is concerned.

there were other responses - one of which is to build from source with

So if you compile from source and don't want to be root (e.g. you just want
try it out) you'd do something like:
 ./configure --prefix=/home/me/svn
 make install
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