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0004902 [pysvn] upgrade major always 2012-02-21 20:09 2014-03-24 00:49
Reporter joeymukherjee View Status public  
Assigned To dam
Priority normal Resolution open  
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Summary 0004902: pysvn and/or pythonsvn not functional
Description In the Solaris 9 build, the pysvn and pythonsvn do not have with them. This makes the SVN python libs useless. The command I am trying to get working is:

>>> from svn import core
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/opt/csw/lib/python/site-packages/svn/", line 19, in <module>
  File "/opt/csw/lib/python/site-packages/libsvn/", line 7, in <module>
ImportError: No module named _core
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joeymukherjee (reporter)
2012-02-21 20:23

Potentially, the file I really need is which (according to the search) is in pythonsvn. However, for the Solaris 9 version, it is not in there.
dam (administrator)
2012-02-21 21:16

I think the subversion package has been reorganized where the Python bindings have been split out to "pythonsvn" on which "pysvn" should depend on instead of "subversion". Could you try installing that and see if it works? Then the dependency of pysvn can be adjusted and rereleased.

Best regards -- Dago
joeymukherjee (reporter)
2012-02-21 21:29

Hello Dago! I do have pysvn installed, and it only has the file with a It is still missing the other .so files.
dam (administrator)
2012-02-21 21:36

I meant that you add "pythonsvn" (CSWpythonsvn ) which is a different package. It is part of subversion.
joeymukherjee (reporter)
2012-02-21 21:39

For Solaris 9, the CSWpythonsvn has nothing but a stub. I have them all installed.
dam (administrator)
2012-02-22 16:35

The Solaris 9 package seems to be broken. Please try one of these: [^] [^]
If this works I can push them to unstable.
joeymukherjee (reporter)
2012-02-22 16:49

I could only try the sparc one, and it didn't work! :( I noticed it only contained the swig library, and not the I see on my Linux systems.
dam (administrator)
2012-02-22 21:50

When I take a look at the other versions of the package I see lots of probably broken packages of pythonsvn in allpkgs at [^]

-rw-rw-r-- 1 web web 685526 May 28 2010 pythonsvn-1.6.11,REV=2010.05.26-SunOS5.9-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 web web 589066 May 28 2010 pythonsvn-1.6.11,REV=2010.05.27-SunOS5.9-i386-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 web web 586471 Sep 27 2010 pythonsvn-1.6.12,REV=2010.09.23-SunOS5.9-i386-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 web web 682222 Sep 27 2010 pythonsvn-1.6.12,REV=2010.09.23-SunOS5.9-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 web web 683703 Oct 31 2010 pythonsvn-1.6.13,REV=2010.10.23-SunOS5.9-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 web web 585318 Oct 31 2010 pythonsvn-1.6.13,REV=2010.10.27-SunOS5.9-i386-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 web web 588371 Jan 19 2011 pythonsvn-1.6.15,REV=2011.01.16-SunOS5.9-i386-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 web web 683367 Jan 19 2011 pythonsvn-1.6.15,REV=2011.01.16-SunOS5.9-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 web web 580445 Dec 14 2009 pythonsvn-1.6.6,REV=2009.11.14-SunOS5.8-i386-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 web web 677652 Dec 14 2009 pythonsvn-1.6.6,REV=2009.11.14-SunOS5.8-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 3 web web 582735 Apr 19 2010 pythonsvn-1.6.9,REV=2010.03.07-SunOS5.8-i386-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 3 web web 680066 Apr 19 2010 pythonsvn-1.6.9,REV=2010.03.07-SunOS5.8-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 web web 846 Oct 15 17:11 pythonsvn-1.7.0,REV=2011.10.15-SunOS5.9-i386-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 web web 848 Oct 15 17:12 pythonsvn-1.7.0,REV=2011.10.15-SunOS5.9-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 web web 831 Sep 11 14:52 pythonsvn-1.7.0_rc2,REV=2011.09.11-SunOS5.9-i386-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 web web 834 Sep 11 14:53 pythonsvn-1.7.0_rc2,REV=2011.09.11-SunOS5.9-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 web web 831 Sep 19 06:14 pythonsvn-1.7.0_rc3,REV=2011.09.19-SunOS5.9-i386-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 web web 836 Sep 19 06:15 pythonsvn-1.7.0_rc3,REV=2011.09.19-SunOS5.9-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 web web 855 Oct 9 12:47 pythonsvn-1.7.0_rc4,REV=2011.10.09-SunOS5.9-i386-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 web web 858 Oct 9 12:47 pythonsvn-1.7.0_rc4,REV=2011.10.09-SunOS5.9-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-r--r-- 3 web web 845 Oct 23 17:58 pythonsvn-1.7.1,REV=2011.10.23-SunOS5.9-i386-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-r--r-- 3 web web 850 Oct 23 17:58 pythonsvn-1.7.1,REV=2011.10.23-SunOS5.9-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 web web 27837 Dec 17 18:00 pythonsvn-1.7.2,REV=2011.12.04-SunOS5.9-i386-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 web web 37155 Dec 17 18:00 pythonsvn-1.7.2,REV=2011.12.04-SunOS5.9-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 web web 27852 Dec 18 12:43 pythonsvn-1.7.2,REV=2011.12.18-SunOS5.9-i386-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 web web 37159 Dec 18 12:44 pythonsvn-1.7.2,REV=2011.12.18-SunOS5.9-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 web web 32922 Dec 29 09:50 pythonsvn-1.7.2,REV=2011.12.28-SunOS5.9-i386-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 web web 41945 Dec 29 09:50 pythonsvn-1.7.2,REV=2011.12.28-SunOS5.9-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 web web 32914 Dec 29 23:15 pythonsvn-1.7.2,REV=2011.12.29-SunOS5.9-i386-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 web web 41947 Dec 29 23:15 pythonsvn-1.7.2,REV=2011.12.29-SunOS5.9-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 web web 33003 Dec 31 11:33 pythonsvn-1.7.2,REV=2011.12.31-SunOS5.10-i386-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 web web 42264 Dec 31 11:34 pythonsvn-1.7.2,REV=2011.12.31-SunOS5.10-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-r--r-- 3 web web 838874 Jan 2 21:43 pythonsvn-1.7.2,REV=2012.01.02-SunOS5.10-i386-CSW.pkg.gz
-rw-r--r-- 3 web web 949043 Jan 2 21:43 pythonsvn-1.7.2,REV=2012.01.02-SunOS5.10-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz

The last functioning one for Solaris 9 seems to be

Could you also try this one?
joeymukherjee (reporter)
2012-02-22 22:19

Hey that worked! I still can't get trac to work, but it's a different error now. Thanks for this!
dam (administrator)
2012-02-22 22:52

Do you really need Solaris 9? Solaris 10 has a much better coverage at the moment, especially because of the new glib2 only begin available on Solaris 10.
maciej (manager)
2012-02-23 02:11

I'm thinking that Solaris 9 is a red herring, it doesn't matter, 9 or 11 or 10.

You'll see the problem when you look at the list of files in the package: [^]

The files that are supposed to be in:


are in:


...and the Python interpreter won't find them. The problem is with the way the module is packaged.

You can temporarily work around that by setting PYTHONPATH to /opt/csw/lib/svn/pythohn/site-packages, or making symlinks to /opt/csw/lib/python/site-packages.

Looking at the build recipe, there's one line that causes the problem: [^]

SVNLIB = $(prefix)/lib/svn

All paths, including Python, are relative to this one, and that's why Python files end up under /opt/csw/lib/svn instead of /opt/csw/lib.
dam (administrator)
2012-02-23 09:07

The problem is more that subversion 1.7 is only available for Solaris 10 at the moment due to the glib issue. This results in a mix of partly incompatible libs for Trac on Solaris 9 which I assume is responsible for Trac not working (Trac was always a bit complicated to do right).

Regarding the path: would you mind talking to Rupert fixing the path?

Best regards -- Dago
maciej (manager)
2012-02-26 20:12

I looked at the Debian package, and the build recipe is really complex, applying a lot of customization. Not sure what to make of it, is it because of insufficient communication between Subversion developers and Debian packagers? I wouldn't like our build recipe to be as complex.

I looked at our recipe and I don't have a quick fix for it right now, although it could be as simple as changing one installation directory.

What I'm not sure about is why we change libdir to /opt/csw/lib/svn. Why make it so general?
maciej (manager)
2012-03-04 18:17

Ref: [^]
dam (administrator)
2012-03-04 21:55

Is it sufficient to just relocate the python files? Then we could use relocation during merge avoiding the complexity to fully dive into the build system, but just fit the install location to our needs?
maciej (manager)
2012-03-04 21:56

It could be sufficient, it's certainly worth a try.
dam (administrator)
2012-03-04 22:02

Coud you please try and move the files manually for now? I'll happily add the relocations to the Makefile then.
maciej (manager)
2012-03-04 22:24

Just checked that to work around it, it's enough to make two symlinks:

sudo ln -s ../../svn/python/site-packages/svn /opt/csw/lib/python/site-packages/svn
sudo ln -s ../../svn/python/site-packages/libsvn /opt/csw/lib/python/site-packages/libsvn

This is after package installation. I suppose that something similar could be made in the package, until we find a better solution.
maciej (manager)
2014-03-24 00:49

There is no point in waiting for this bug to be fixed. If you want it fixed, you (yes, you the reader) need to fix it yourself. If you're not already a package maintainer at OpenCSW, you can look at the 35 minute long tutorial[1] to get started - then you can offer your patch to package maintainers. You can find OpenCSW people on the users mailing list[2] and on the #opencsw channel on IRC on Freenode[3].

[1] Packaging tutorial [^]
[2] OpenCSW users mailing list [^]
[3] #opencsw on Freenode [^]

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