Status of svnlite(1) in make.conf(5)

Juan Ramón Molina Menor listjm at
Thu Nov 6 15:04:06 UTC 2014

El 06/11/2014 15:41, Warren Block escribió:
> On Thu, 6 Nov 2014, Juan Ramón Molina Menor wrote:
>>> On Wed, 5 Nov 2014, Chris H wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:25:47 +0100 Juan Ramón Molina Menor
>>>> <listjm at> wrote
>>>>> Hi!
>>>>> Just curious about what it seems an inconsistency with svnlite(1). The
>>>>> initial commit (r251886) says that it was included for checking out
>>>>> and
>>>>> committing source and cites two make.conf(5) knobs: WITH_SVN (to get
>>>>> "svn" instead of "svnlite") and WITHOUT_SVNLITE (in reality, they
>>>>> are in
>>>>> src.conf(5)). Nevertheless, the make.conf man page says, in the
>>>>> SVN_UPDATE section, that no subversion client is included in the base
>>>>> system, and indeed 'make update' does not work by default.
>>>>> Should I open a PR or it is too much nitpicking?
>>>> I think it would be a good idea. I can say for sure that
>>>> svnlite(1) comes on, and is installed from the bootonly CD/DVD.
>>>> I think it's also worth mentioning that the entries are actually
>>>> targeted to the src.conf(5).
>>>> You may also want to CC docs at . As I think Warren Block might also
>>>> be interested.
>>> It's just "doc@", but I'm here also.  And agreed, if the information in
>>> a man page is not correct, it needs to be fixed.
>> Can I help somehow? It?s not only the man page which needs a fix, but
>> maybe also /Makefile.inc1:
> A PR with patch to fix all the files would be the best.  A list of the
> files to change and changes to be made is probably just as difficult to
> create, but would also work.

For the man page, I’ll try to find time to follow the "FreeBSD 
Documentation Project Primer for New Contributors", even if it seems 
quite daunting.

For the make infrastructure, I’m quite sure I won’t be able to fulfil 
the task, but I’ll try too.

Best regards,

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