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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/devel/subversion-base

Eric Gillespie wrote:
> Amitai Schlair <> writes:
>> Module Name: pkgsrc
>> Committed By:        schmonz
>> Date:                Thu Jul  3 22:01:48 UTC 2008
>> Modified Files:
>>      pkgsrc/devel/subversion-base:
>> Log Message:
>> Don't suggest SASL by default. Ride recent PKGREVISION bump.
> Making it optional is fine, but I disagree with making it off
> by default.  What is the motivation for this?  Someone reads that
> Subversion can now authenticate with SASL and then wonders why
> their client (from pkgsrc) is broken.  Why?
It would probably help if security/cyrus-sasl was broken into client and
server packages.  I found it quite objectionable that Subversion was
pulling in daemon packages (needing users and groups to be added).  If
Subversion was just linking to a library that supported SASL but
otherwise stayed out of the way then having SASL support on by default
would be the obvious choice, and probably no-one would complain.

As it was, it seemed to cause instant and widespread annoyance :)

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