svn-bisect no longer in subversion-tools

David Stacey
Wed Jan 7 23:47:00 GMT 2015

On 07/01/2015 18:14, David Rothenberger wrote:
> On 1/7/2015 7:18 AM, Ken Brown wrote:
>> /usr/bin/svn-bisect is not in the current release of subversion-tools,
>> but it's in the previous release.  Is this a packaging oversight or a
>> deliberate decision?
> It was an explicit decision by me, the package maintainer. The 1.7
> release series had an svn-bisect that I grabbed from Debian. It is not
> part of the official Subversion repository. In 1.8, Subversion upstream
> decided to remove many of the contributed tools from their repository. I
> decided at the same time to drop svn-bisect and a few other tools from
> Debian because Debian does not have 1.8 and it felt to me like
> svn-bisect should be a separate package.

I took a brief look at this. For the record, there are two completely 
different scripts called svn-bisect, depending on which Linux distro you 
use. The script mentioned above is a shell script found in Debian / 
Ubuntu. The entire script is patched in during the subversion build 
process, and it is packaged in Debian's 'subversion-tools'.

Fedora / Centos have a perl script (also called svn-bisect) coming from 
the App-SVN-Bisect perl module. The script is in its own package, also 
called 'svn-bisect'. This won't run in Cygwin as things stand, as a 
number of dependent perl modules are missing.

The two scripts perform the same function, and the calling syntax is 
/nearly/ the same...


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