subversion 1.4.6-1 dies with new cygwin install

David Rothenberger
Wed Jun 18 16:48:00 GMT 2008

On 6/17/2008 11:21 PM, René Berber wrote:
> Brian wrote:
>> With a new cygwin install, subversion 1.4.6-1 dies on execution. Under
>> XP, it silently exits. Under Vista, it launches the "This program has
>> stopped working" dialog. This doesn't happen with a machine upgrading
>> its version of cygwin, only on a new install. I've verified this by
>> wiping a cygwin installation where subversion 1.4.6-1 worked and
>> reinstalling cygwin.
>> Perhaps there's a missing dependency with the new package?
>> cygcheck output attached.
> Yep, svn has dependencies on expat-0 and expat-1, you only have the later.
> Searching the packages, cygexpat-0.dll is either from 
> libexpat0/libexpat0-1.95.8-2 or expat/expat-1.95.8-1, and cygexpat-1.dll 
> is from libexpat1/libexpat1-2.0.1-1.
> Looks like a build glitch more than a missing dependency.

The expat-0 dependency comes indirectly through libaprutil1. Subversion 
does not depend on it directly, so I did not include it in the requires 
line for subversion. Unfortunately, libaprutil1 depends on expat and not 
libexpat0. expat depends on libexpat1, which is not correct for libaprutil1.

I guess this is a consequence of the expat split done recently. Packages 
that used to depend on expat to get cygexpat-0.dll are now broken. 
libaprutil1 is just one of many such packages.

I'm not sure how this should be fixed. I think the options are:
  o Add libexpat0 to the subversion requires.
  o Change expat to libexpat0 in the libaprutil1 requires.
  o Add libexpat0 to the expat requires.

David Rothenberger  ----

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