[svn.haxx.se] · SVN Dev · SVN Users · SVN Org · TSVN Dev · TSVN Users · Subclipse Dev · Subclipse Users · this month's index

Re: A subersion build environment on CentOS 7.2

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:21:35 +0200

On Sun, Aug 21, 2016 at 06:02:31PM -0500, horst.schlonz_at_gmx.de wrote:
> Yes, this is why I was asking about the errors the makefile is giving. In
> the building part of the guide it says
>
> To start development from scratch, simply download Makefile.svn, create a
> symlink called `GNUmakefile` that points to the file, and invoke `make`.
> http://subversion.apache.org/docs/community-guide/building.html

Ah, now I understand how you ended up in this situation.

This section was added to building.html 6 years ago by a Gsoc student who
also used my Makefile, and where the Makefile worked without problems.
http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=1040482
I approved this change at the time. But today I've changed my mind.

I believe it's better if new contributors start out with the plain 'configure;
make; make install;' procedure and system dependencies. Because this should
generally "just work" and make problems with dependencies less liekly.
And more people are able to provide help and guidance in case of problems.

I'm sorry that our website mislead you. I'll remove the misleading section ASAP.
Received on 2016-08-22 09:21:47 CEST

This is an archived mail posted to the Subversion Users mailing list.