[cvsnt] gentoo ebuild for CVSNT 2.5.04 Build 3236

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Wed Nov 26 01:57:26 GMT 2008

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Compile discussions really do belong on cvsnt-dev - finding them in the
cvsnt support list is difficult and it's a limited audience that is
interested anyway.
cvsnt-dev at cvsnt.org

> FYI, the QA warnings were something raised by the gentoo ebuild  
> system... I finally applied the right voodoo in the ebuild to 
> fix this  
> problem.
> The main hiccup that I came across was with libxml2 (missing 
> makefile during make?)... I got around this by ensuring that 
> libxml2 2.7.2 was installed in the system instead of using 
> the libxml2 that came with cvsnt.
> BTW, I did try configure with '--with-internal-libxml' and it threw  
> the same error during make.

You may want to read this:

If the installed libxml2 version is 2.6.2x then it should be
automatically used, otherwise the internal libxml2 is used.  The only
platforms where we currently use the internal libxml2 are RedHat, Mac OS
and maybe Solaris 9 (on HPUX we've provided our own libxml2.sl for even
CVSNT 2.5.03 - but I'm not really sure why).

If the libxml2 makefile doesn't exist during make then it usually means
that it has detected that there is a suitable libxml2 already installed
- in this case I don't think --with-internal-libxml works.

It is MUCH better to use an already installed library, for security
patches alone...


Arthur Barrett

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