[GRASS-dev] [GRASS GIS] #2701: Grass 7.0.0 installed from QGIS Repository

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Thu Jul 2 20:30:19 PDT 2015

#2701: Grass 7.0.0 installed from QGIS Repository
  Reporter:  rjhale1971   |      Owner:  grass-dev@…
      Type:  defect       |     Status:  new
  Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:  7.0.1
 Component:  Default      |    Version:  7.0.0
Resolution:               |   Keywords:  linux, qgis
       CPU:  Unspecified  |   Platform:  Linux

Comment (by wenzeslaus):

 Replying to [ticket:2701 rjhale1971]:
 > Tried to add the isochrone extension and received an error.
 > {{{
 > GException: Unable to load extensions. 'svn' required.
 > Please install 'svn' first.
 > }}}
 > I'm not sure is svn needs to be installed in python or ubuntu

 `svn` refers a command line tool for a //Subversion// revision control
 system. So you need to install it to Ubuntu, not Python.

 Do you have a suggestion how to change the wording, so it is more
 understandable what to install? (We have somewhere else also the case when
 the thing to install is a Python package (e.g., *matplotlib*) but it is
 still usually installed as an Ubuntu package, although some people may
 prefer to install it to using a Python way such as `pip`.)

 About the QGIS repository, I think you would get same issue with any repo,
 but I might be wrong about that. `svn` (//Subversion//) is not a
 requirement, although it is necessary for installing addons (on unix-like
 systems). So `svn` is an additional or recommend dependency.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/2701#comment:1>
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