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Re: Subversion / swig1.3

* John Lenz [Tue, 26 Oct 2004 23:02:43 +0000]:
> On 10/26/04 16:35:35, Frank Lichtenheld wrote:
> >On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 01:39:15PM +0200, Philipp Hug wrote:
> >> subversion depends on swig >= 1.3.22-2 which is in unstable. but it's
> >not
> >> in testing yet because swig cannot be put into testing because it would
> >> break subversion 1.0.6-2 ;-)
> >> did I miss something or is this just a bug in the testing script and
> >needs
> >> manual hinting?

> >Yes, it needs manual hinting and we're aware of this. But it needs to
> >wait for libhid anyway (two days), so there is no hurry to install the
> >necessary hint.

> I am a swig developer lurking on this list.  Building the SWIG runtime  
> library (which is what causes subversion to depend on SWIG) has been  
> depreciated since 1.3.20, which was released almost a year ago.  About a  
> week ago, I removed the ability to build the runtime libraries in SWIG CVS, 
> and so in the next version (1.3.23) you will not be able to build them at  
> all.  We are planning for a release in a week or two.

  I am forwarding this information to the subversion maintainer(s), just
  to make sure it doesn't get lost.

> I am not sure how this will impact debian, but I would seriously encourage  
> you to build the python swig wrappers and every other package that depends  
> on libswigruntime so they don't require the runtime library, and then  
> remove that library.  The runtime library leads to several bugs and  
> problems, and if those get reported after sarge is released... I am  
> actually surprised to learn people are still using runtime libraries.  You  
> can completly remove libswig*.so and not lose any functionality, and avoid  
> a whole bunch of potential bugs.

> John

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