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From Kris Deugau <>
Subject Re: Compiling Subversion
Date Wed, 20 May 2015 14:50:12 GMT
Chandra, Ramesh H.S. IN BLR STS wrote:

>             I am trying to build the sources. When I execute ./configure
> from the subversion directory, it is giving me the following error:

> root@INBLRKUN1001:/subversion-1.8.13# ./configure
> configure: Configuring Subversion 1.8.13
> configure: creating config.nice
> checking for gcc... gcc
> checking whether the C compiler works... no

You do not have a complete software build environment.  Your compiler is
missing key pieces (or not installed at all).

>             So, how do I build subversion and get all the executables?

>             NOTE : In our company, there is a policy that internet
> access will not be given to machines having Ubuntu OS. So, I cannot use
> “apt-get install <Package name>” .

You're going to have to spend a long time working around this
restriction to download the many packages necessary to support building
a complex package like Subversion.  "apt-get build-essential" would
normally get you started, and that covers a bare minimum ~20+ packages
just for doing general package-building.  I just checked a recent Debian
(Ubuntu is mostly Debian, so the package dependencies are usually almost
identical), and Subversion's own build requirements add another 124
packages.  Also note that this was on a VM I periodically do custom PHP
builds on, so there are probably as many as 30 -dev packages that
overlap with the full set necessary for building Subversion, already

Or you're going to have to spend quite a bit less time working around
this restriction to download prebuild Subversion packages and the
handful of dependencies it needs to run.


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