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From Nico Kadel-Garcia <>
Subject Re: Problems building subversion 1.9.3 as required for use with GNU Stow on RHEL 5.11
Date Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:38:17 GMT
On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 11:43 AM, Eric Dramstad <> wrote:
> Is there a right way to install subversion 1.9.3 using GNU Stow?
> I use stow to manage package installation for packages that I build
> myself.  I'm trying to build and install subversion 1.9.3 on a machine
> running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.11.  I'm building subversion
> myself because the newest version available from yum is 1.6.11.

Don't hurt yourself trying to do that. The build dependencies have
gotten too far ahead of the base components for RHEL 5 for even me,
and I published the last update for Repoforge. Save yourself some pain
and take a look at Wandisco's public offerings if you need to run the
server on RHEL 5, or stell yourself for the jump tp RHEL 6 or RHEL 7.

> The last time I built subversion from source, it was subversion 1.6.11
> on a different machine running RHEL 7.2.  I upgraded to subversion
> 1.9.3 on that machine and managed to get past similar libtool errors
> by configuring with --disable-shared --enable-all-static in addition
> to the flags mentioned above.  That approach did not work on the RHEL
> 5.11 machine.

If you're gong to go this route, take a look at my old tools at That won't get it
working with all the missing dependencies for RHEL or CentOS 5, but
can give some traction for setting up actual RPM's for RHEL 6 or 7.

> I found a few threads that mentioned stow, mentioned a similar libtool
> error message, or suggested a way to get around a similar libtool
> error but none seemed to be about using stow to install subversion
> *and* having the above error.  Here are a few threads I came across:
>  -
>  -
>  -
> Thank you in advance for you help,
> Eric Dramstad

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