[PROPOSAL]: remove devel/apr-svn in favor of devel/apr

Philip M. Gollucci pgollucci at p6m7g8.com
Thu Jul 17 20:14:34 UTC 2008

Hi All,

I discussed this briefly with pav@, and flz@ on irc already.  I've CC'ed 
rodrigc@ (maintainer) here.

I would like to deprecate/remove devel/apr-svn.  The reason for this 
port as far as I knew/know was to force disabling threads in APR for use 
in subversion.  Now that 5.x is EOL in ports, we don't need this.

The only left over is that ports will need to set WITH_APR_UTIL_BDB=yes
(only if they want the result to be the same).  Personally, I think far 
more people use fsfs for subversion than do bdb.

At the very least, this will fix itectu@'s commit to mark 
devel/p5-subversion broken today.

It should also help with maintenance, and library version bumps which If 
I had to guess with my Apache hat on, will be more frequent as time goes on.

I'll volunteer to send the patch for the ~70 ports that 
Tools/scripts/bump_version.pl says depends on devel/apr-svn.

It would probably be good to request a cluster-exp run with it before 
comitting though.

If you don't think this is a good idea, speak up and why.

Otherwise, I'll start work on this next week.

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