subversion broken with apache2 now in ports

Lev Serebryakov lev at
Wed Jul 28 11:44:29 PDT 2004

Hello Sean,

Thursday, July 8, 2004, 10:10:33 AM, you wrote:

>> I just tried to do a portupgrade -af on my machine (-CURRENT amd64) and
>> found that something has changed that causes subversion to be broken. 
>> >From what I can tell, it appears that a library ( has
>> been moved from /usr/local/lib to /usr/local/lib/apache2.  subversion
>> can no longer find this library when anything runs because there is no
>> rpath set for it.  Also, I get the following when I try to start up
>> apache2:
>> Starting apache2.
>> Syntax error on line 284 of /usr/local/etc/apache2/httpd.conf:
>> Cannot load /usr/local/libexec/apache2/ into server:
>> Shared object "" not found, required by
>> ""
SM> It is neither correct nor appropriate to require the addition of a
SM> subdirectory (i.e. /usr/local/lib/apache2) to be in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH
SM> or added to ldconfig.  This is essentially what I have to do now.  I
SM> have added /usr/local/lib/apache2 to /etc/

SM> As it stands, when subversion and apache2 are installed neither of them
SM> work "out of the box".  You are forced to do something like add the
SM> path as mentioned above.  One of the following items should be
SM> fixed:

SM> subversion and apache2 should have all libraries in
SM> /usr/local/lib/apache2 linked in with rpaths

  Yes, if I add "LDFLAGS+= -rpath /usr/local/lib/apache2", `svn' works. But "make install" fails: libtool denies to install "" into "/isr/local/libexec/apache2" in such case. it want "/usr/local/lib/apache2"!

  So, it is not a soultion :(

  May be it is possible to override this?

SM> or
SM> shared libraries in /usr/local/lib/apache2 should be moved back to
SM> /usr/local/lib.
 I'm repeating: IMHO, it is best solution. But I could not change this.

Best regards,
 Lev                            mailto:lev at

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