[postgis-devel] [PostGIS] #1518: Report SVN revision in PostGIS_Full_Version

PostGIS trac at osgeo.org
Fri Feb 3 02:12:52 PST 2012

#1518: Report SVN revision in PostGIS_Full_Version
 Reporter:  realityexists  |       Owner:  pramsey      
     Type:  enhancement    |      Status:  new          
 Priority:  medium         |   Milestone:  PostGIS 2.0.0
Component:  postgis        |     Version:  trunk        
 Keywords:                 |  

Comment(by mcayland):

 I don't believe that adding svn binaries as a build dependency is a
 sensible thing here for two reasons:

 1) a lot of people build PostGIS from source, and by doing this you're
 asking them to install a development tool which I see as being outside of
 pure build dependencies. Development tools should only be required by
 people who wish to develop on the project.

 2) you're assuming that everyone who builds/develops on PostGIS is using
 SVN (hint: I'm not)

 I'm afraid that I've yet to be persuaded that this is other than a
 packaging issue: if you are downloading arbitrary builds of PostGIS, it is
 up to you to track the svn revision of what you have installed, whether
 that's an svnversion on your own local checkout or even renaming the
 tarball to include the revision number before you distribute it.

 It's a -1 from me I'm afraid.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/postgis/ticket/1518#comment:7>
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