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Re: SVN binaries?

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2012 10:12:16 -0500

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On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 10:03, yucca nel <yuccanel_at_hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hello and thank you for your reply Andy.
> My script is targeted at all Linuxes and svn is not always installed.
> Additionally I hope to aid junior developers with it who typically need to
> go through a ton of documentation to get things set up on their systems.
> Using Tomcat or Maven as example,
> I can simply download them and move their installs into '/usr/lib/xxx'
> and symbolically link the bin contents to 'usr/bin'
> My Ubuntu does not have svn unless I fetch it from aptitude which is not
> available to
> all Linuxes (or is it?). If

As I wrote in my first post, most if not all Linux distributions
package Subversion & make it available via their repositories. The
exact details of installing them may vary (yum vs. apt-get, etc.) but
if you can detect which distribution you're running on, you can run
the appropriate commands.

Or, just have your script download, compile & install from source.

You can't use a single binary distribution of Subversion because it
depends upon a number of other libraries & components. Whatever binary
distribution of Subversion you might download is compiled against
specific versions of those libraries, and unless it includes all of
them, you may have incompatible versions in the Linux install you're
using. Tomcat & Maven do not have this constraint because they're
largely Java-based, so you just need a compatible version of Java (and
there's more latitude as far as not needing specific versions of

It is best to pull Subversion from your distribution's own package
repository, or compile it yourself from source.

> -----Original Message----- From: Andy Levy
> Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2012 3:46 PM
> To: yucca nel
> Cc: users_at_subversion.apache.org
> Subject: Re: SVN binaries?
> On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 09:27, yucca nel <yuccanel_at_hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello
>> I am looking for current SVN binaries and would like to know who I can
>> contact to suggest binary releases for SVN?
> Most, if not all, Linux distributions have pre-built packages in their
> own package repositories for Subversion. Why not just use those?
> The Subversion project itself (which is what this mailing list is for)
> does not officially distribute or endorse any specific binary
> packages; the project only distributes source. See
> http://subversion.apache.org/packages.html
Received on 2012-02-08 16:13:29 CET

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