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December 21, 2004

Upgrading to Subversion 1.1.2

This article describes how to upgrade from Subversion 1.1.0 (or 1.1.1) to the just-released 1.1.2. The original installation of 1.1.0 was covered in this article.

These instructions assume that you have the Xcode Tools installed, and they use wget to grab the source.

# grab the source

# stop anything that might be accessing the repository sudo /usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl stop
# expand the source archive tar xzvf subversion-1.1.2.tar.gz cd subversion-1.1.2/
# remove old copies of libraries as per INSTALL sudo rm -f /usr/local/lib/libsvn* sudo rm -f /usr/local/lib/libapr* sudo rm -f /usr/local/lib/libexpat* sudo rm -f /usr/local/lib/libneon*
# build sh ./ ./configure make sudo make install
# enjoy the fruits of your labour svn --version sudo /usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl start

One thing to note: the change log states that 1.1.2 "adds support for BerkeleyDB 4.3". The previous lack of support for 4.3 was something I stumbled across last time. Nevertheless, even if some support has been added under the hood, the build process failed if I tried using the following configure option:

./configure --with-berkeley-db=/usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.3

As such, I am not really sure what the note about 4.3 in the changelog means. The Subversion issue tracker has an issue about this, but it's currently marked as being slated for version 1.3, which is still a long way off.

Posted by wincent at December 21, 2004 11:41 PM