Ubuntu Hoary - Upgrade to latest subversion release

Gregory Piñero gregpinero at gmail.com
Tue Jul 26 22:52:06 UTC 2005

Below sounds promising except that I don't really understand it ...

Would you mind listing out the steps a little more and telling me what
they're doing?

I'm still pretty new to all the Linux stuff.

> Yup. I learned this not a week ago when I wanted to have Breezy's Ruby
> under Hoary, and the way I did is is described in the comments here:
> http://weblog.zerokspot.com/posts/426/#comments
> If I were to do this again, I'd wouldn't add the Breezy sources
> (`apt-get source subversion` ignores the pinning and tries to
> install Breezy's versions of build-depends, so it's useless).
> What I'd most probably do would be to find subversion's source
> package[1], apt-get the build-depends mentioned there plus the
> build-essential and fakeroot packages (all from Hoary), get the
> subversion_1.2.0.orig.tar.gz and subversion_1.2.0-1ubuntu1.diff.gz
> files, untar the original, unzip the diff, patch the orig with the
> diff and `fakeroot dpkg-buildpackage`. After a longish wait I'd be
> presented with all of the .debs built from that source, so I'd check
> their dependencies (with `dpkg-deb -f package.deb`) and install them
> by hand (satisfying the dependencies as I go along).
> [1] http://packages.ubuntu.com/breezy/source/subversion
> Cheers,
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Gregory Piñero
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