port devel/subversion

Edwin Mons e at ik.nu
Tue Nov 8 08:34:57 PST 2005

Lev Serebryakov wrote:

>Hello Edwin,
>Tuesday, November 8, 2005, 7:23:31 PM, you wrote:
>EM> How about machines that need to reinstall/have a new install of 
>EM> subversion?  Simply assuming everybody either 1) already has subversion 
>EM> 1.2.3 on their machines or 2) wants to run the bleeding edge version 
>EM> instead of the latest stable release is a bit blunt...  Could you 
>EM> perhaps create a subversion12 port instead?
> It will be useful for 1 or 2 weeks and will pollute port system with one more dead port after that.
>  If you badly need 1.2.3_3, download it from cvsweb.cgi, check out with `cvs' or downgrade with cvsup.
>  I don't update ports to rc-versions in normal situation, but in case of exactly this version of subversion I found that it is best solution for many problems.

Perhaps a more detailed explanation in the commit explaining the reason 
behind it would be nice, next time...  The commit-log didn't mention 
anything about it, just a link to two PR's that looked not too serious 
(bug/security-wise), and looked like they could be applied to 1.2.3, as 
well.  I feel very weary running not-yet-released software for something 
as important as source version control software...  I'm sure more people 
feel like that.


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