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Re: Compile Subversion 1.6.5 on SLES 11.1

From: Sperling Stefan <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:08:55 +0100

On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 11:45:04AM +0100, Sperling Stefan wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 11:07:35AM +0100, Stutz Oliver wrote:
> > Hi Stefan,
> >
> > Thanks for your many replies.
> >
> > The Reason why i want to doit like that is because SLES 11.1
> > Subversion from the repository is not available. (We use a company
> > internal SLES repository which is under specific company restrictions
> > & security policies) but if you can confirm to me that the packages
> > provided in the email will work on 11.1 without an upgrade to 11.2 or
> > 11.3
> There doesn't seem to be any SLES 11.2 or later release.
> SLES 11.1 is the latest (it's labelled as "SLES 11 service pack 1"
> on the novell website).
> There aren't any separate Subversion package repositories for point
> releases of any SLES version on the build service.
> I suppose that's because all the point releases seem to contain is
> security and bug fixes. Browsing the release notes for 11.1 at
> http://www.novell.com/linux/releasenotes/x86_64/SUSE-SLES/11-SP1/
> there don't seem to be any changes that would prevent subversion
> packages compiled for SLES 11 to stop working on SLES 11.1.
> The list at http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Build_Service_supported_build_targets
> doesn't list SLES 11.1 separately either.
> > I would be very happy (it would be awesome and safe worktime).
> Not only does it save time, it also makes it easier to get important
> bugfixes quickly. The packages on the build service are kept up-to-date.
> Whenever a new Subversion release is made, there will be a corresponding
> update on the buildservice a few days later (and especially fast if the
> new Subversion release fixes security issues). You can receive this update
> via yast just like any other update.

I forgot to mention one thing:

You might also want to check if using packages from the buildservice
has any effect on support agreements with Novell.
I don't know anything about that, because I'm not a Novell employee nor
a SUSE developer. I'm just helping out with maintaining the packages
created by the buildservice. Those packages eventually end up in new
SLES distribution releases, but I have no idea what Novell's policy is
on support for packages from the buildservice for existing SLES releases.

The same concerns about support might apply to self-compiled binaries, BTW.
It's even possible that Novell prefers that customers use buildservice
binaries instead of compiling their own. But I don't know. Ask them :)

Novel is likely to independently backport security fixes to the Subversion
release they're suppoting. So you should only use buildservice packages if
they contains fixes for problems that affect you and which standard SLES 11
updates do not provide fixes for. I suppose this is the case as you'd
otherwise not try to compile your own binaries in the first place.
Received on 2011-02-24 12:09:41 CET

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