[suggest] subversion 1.6.3 for EL4

Greg Bailey gbailey at lxpro.com
Mon Jun 29 17:09:48 CEST 2009

arnebjarne72 at hotmail.com wrote:

> 2) I can't compile subversion 1.6.3 with the system-included neon. I can 
> however compile it using libserf which is allready available at RPMforge.
> (see http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/INSTALL -> * libserf)
> Does anybody know if svn works acceptable with libserf instead of neon?

If neon is unpacked inside the subversion tree, it gets compiled in 
statically, similarly to what's currently done with sqlite.  I like this 
approach because then the user doesn't have to consider multiple 
versions of the same RPM (neon in this case) installed concurrently:  1 
for the OS dependencies and 1 for subversion, and the user doesn't have 
to consider the problems associated with updating a vendor supplied 
library like sqlite or neon to a newer version.  Even though it's 
supported, it just seems easier to maintain (for the user).

> 3) 
> http://lxpro.com/subversion/1.6.3/el4/SPECS/subversion-1.6.3-0.2.el4.rf.spec 
> -> Source4: http://www.xsteve.at/prg/emacs/psvn.el
> Is allready available in the subversion package in 
> ./subversion-1.6.3/contrib/client-side/emacs/psvn.pl so no need for 
> external dependency??

I wondered about this too; I grabbed a more recent copy than what's 
included in subversion 1.6.3 using the URL provided in the .spec file.


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