Encountering error in upgrade of subversion

Kok-Yong Tan ktan at realityartisans.com
Sun Mar 21 20:43:39 PDT 2010

On Mar 21, 2010, at 22:59, Daniel J. Luke wrote:

> On Mar 21, 2010, at 3:33 PM, Kok-Yong Tan wrote:
>> No, what I meant is that I had to "manually" install ruby by doing  
>> "port -v install ruby" before doing "port -v install subversion"  
>> and that "port -v install subversion" didn't seem to automatically  
>> chain to an installation of ruby.  If I didn't manually do a "port  
>> -v install ruby", "port -v install subversion" kept insisting that  
>> the copy of /usr/bin/ruby was "too old to be used by  
>> subversion" (I'm paraphrasing here but it was something very close  
>> to that) towards the end of the "check stage" of the subversion  
>> build where it looked for supporting utilities after a "port  
>> deactivate subversion", "port clean subversion" and then "port  
>> install subversion" and kept stopping towards the end of the  
>> attempted installation. Once ruby was installed in /opt/local/bin,  
>> the build of subversion worked fine. If ruby itself isn't required  
>> by subversion, it could be that by doing the "port -v install  
>> ruby", it pulled in something that subversion required.
> Unless something has changed with how subversion interacts with  
> ruby I don't think having an old ruby will cause a build problem  
> (you'll see a warning when configure is run because it will find  
> the old ruby and reject it for building the ruby bindings, but the  
> build won't actually try to build the ruby bindings, so the warning  
> doesn't matter). The subversion-rubybindings port declares a  
> dependency on macports ruby, so if you need the ruby bindings,  
> you'll install that and it will be fine.
> If you (or anyone else) sees an error like that and/or is able to  
> reproduce the problem, please capture the build log and attach it  
> to a ticket so that the problem can be fixed.
> Thanks!

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