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Old 12-28-2008, 06:48 PM   #1
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I'm trying to make git-svn work on my slackware 12.2 box.
Seems like I have to install the Alien::SVN cpan module for that purpose, so I open "perl -MCPANPLUS -e shell" and I run "install Alien::SVN".

After configure, make and make install I get:

/bin/ginstall -c -d /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.10.0/i486-linux-thread-multi/Alien/SVN --prefix=/usr
/bin/ginstall: unrecognized option `--prefix=/usr'
Try `/bin/ginstall --help' for more information.
make: *** [install-fsmod-lib] Error 1
installing libs failed at inc/My/SVN/ line 165.
*** Install log written to:

Module 'Alien::SVN' installed successfully
No errors installing all modules
Obviously the problem resides in the fact that ginstall does not support the "--prefix" flag. I tried to mess up with the Makefile and remove that flag where apropiate, then manually run make install, which seemed to run without errors to the end, but when I run git-svn I still get various errors.

Thanks for any help.
Old 12-29-2008, 08:10 AM   #2
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Welcome to Linux Questions.

I wouldn't worry too much of that, subversion is already
installed in /usr , unless you said no to installing it.
See your package list : 'ls /var/log/packages > xxx.txt'

If it is about the 'svnlib*'s at all ???

Installing with cpan just would overwrite the already
installed 56 'svnlib*'s in /usr/lib/
The Slackware version is subversion-1.5.4 , the version
in Alien-SVN- is 1.4.6 .

Try if the application is working, then all is OK,
else ask again, there are other ways to install it all.
//ginstall: unrecognized option `--prefix=/usr'
Probably a bug in one of the perl build scripts. Make
or install usually don't have that option.

Good luck !

Last edited by knudfl; 12-29-2008 at 10:35 AM.


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