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From David Chapman <>
Subject Re: subversion not detecting apr and apr-utils libraries
Date Wed, 07 Mar 2018 08:19:33 GMT
On 3/6/2018 6:54 PM, Guido granda muñoz wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to install subversion 1.9.7 in Ubuntu 16.04 using its 
> source code. When I do ./configure ./configure 
> --with-apr=/usr/lib/apache2 --with-apr-util=/usr/lib/apache2 , I get 
> the following error:
> configure: Configuring Subversion 1.9.7
> configure: creating config.nice
> checking for gcc... gcc
> checking whether the C compiler works... yes
> checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
> checking for suffix of executables...
> checking whether we are cross compiling... no
> checking for suffix of object files... o
> checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
> checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
> checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
> checking if gcc accepts -std=c90... yes
> checking if gcc accepts -w... yes
> checking if gcc accepts -Werror=unknown-warning-option... no
> checking for g++... g++
> checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... yes
> checking whether g++ accepts -g... yes
> checking if g++ accepts -std=c++98... yes
> checking if g++ accepts -w... yes
> checking if g++ accepts -Werror=unknown-warning-option... no
> checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
> checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /bin/sed
> checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
> checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
> checking target system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
> checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /bin/grep
> checking for egrep... /bin/grep -E
> checking whether ln -s works... yes
> checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
> configure: Apache Portable Runtime (APR) library configuration
> checking for APR... configure: error: the --with-apr parameter is 
> incorrect. It must specify an install prefix, a build directory, or an 
> apr-config file.
> I'am pretty sure those provided locations are right because I used the 
> find / -name "apache2" command to obtain them. Please tell me what is 
> wrong.
> Kind Regards,

Did you look for "apr-config" or just "apache2"?  See

and of course the reference

You can specify the location of the "apr-config" file directly and it 
should proceed from there.

Disclaimer:  I haven't tried to build Subversion in a long time, and I 
use CentOS, not Ubuntu...

     David Chapman
     Chapman Consulting -- San Jose, CA
     EDA Software Developer, Expert Witness
     2018 Chair, IEEE Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley

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