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From Branko Čibej <>
Subject Re: Homebrew SVN 1.11 not working
Date Fri, 25 Jan 2019 12:23:09 GMT
On 25.01.2019 13:11, Branko Čibej wrote:
> On 25.01.2019 12:28, Mark Phippard wrote:
>>> On Jan 25, 2019, at 6:26 AM, Branko Čibej <> wrote:
>>> On 25.01.2019 12:20, Mark Phippard wrote:
>>>>> AFAIK it does install from a bottle, but --with-javahl forces a build
>>>>> from source (all other bindings are bottled). You could request an
>>>>> improvement from the Homebrew folks, they're moderately responsive.
>>>> Apparently JavaHL has now been removed from the package:
>>>> I have not submitted a PR to them before. Would you be willing to put
>>>> one together that adds the JavaHL library back to the build without
>>>> the option?  If you do not have time, I will take a crack later today.
>>>> I do not see any reason that JavaHL could not just be part of the
>>>> package. There is nothing especially difficult about distributing it.
>>> Java is not installed by default on macOS.
>> Yes, but so what?  All this option would do is add the .dylib and JAR to the bottle
and spit out a message telling you to create a symlink if you want to use it.  None of this
would matter if you do not use Java.  It is just a library.  It actually seems easier than
is the case for the Python and Ruby bindings.
> My only suggestion is to take this up with the Homebrew maintainers ...
> I don't pretend to understand the decisions they make.


You're right, it'd be best to restore the JavaHL build and make it
always available, + document usage.

-- Brane

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