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From Ben Collins-Sussman <suss...@collab.net>
Subject Re: tarball?
Date Tue, 04 Sep 2001 15:18:48 GMT
Joe Orton <joe@manyfish.co.uk> writes:

> On Tue, Sep 04, 2001 at 09:28:16AM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> > 
> > A friend of mine is trying to write a FreeBSD port for Subversion.  It
> > has a lot of external dependencies;  specifically, the port wants to
> > download a tarball of APR.  
> Isn't it building from subversion-M3.tar.gz? (which includes the APR
> tree)

Right now, maybe that's the simplest solution.

But in the long run, if a package in /usr/ports has dependencies on
other stand-alone libraries, it should have explicit dependencies.
For example, Subversion also depends on db3 and neon -- and both of
these packages have their own port.  Hopefully, someday APR will too.
Until that day comes, maybe you're right -- maybe it's best just to
assume APR will be included in the Subversion tarball.

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