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 +====== PHP/​Installing_SVN_Extension ======
  
 +=====Installation=====
 +The latest release of the SVN extension for PHP is 0.3, however various versions have some pretty major bugs:
 +  * 0.2 won't install on Ubuntu. ​ It complains during compilation that it can't find <​code>​apr.h</​code>​. ​ [[http://​pecl.php.net/​bugs/​bug.php?​id=10811&​edit=1|This was fixed in version 0.3]].
 +  * 0.3 has a bug in the svn_log() function that prevents it returning an array of changed paths for each revision, [[http://​uk3.php.net/​manual/​en/​function.svn-log.php|like the documentation suggests it should]]. ​ This was [[http://​cvs.php.net/​viewvc.cgi/​pecl/​svn/​svn.c?​r1=1.35&​r2=1.36|broken a mere 2 weeks before the 0.3 release]], and [[http://​cvs.php.net/​viewvc.cgi/​pecl/​svn/​svn.c?​r1=1.47&​r2=1.48|fixed about a month after the release]].
 +
 +Since 0.2 and 0.3 are unusable (and I don't want to consider 0.1), you'll have to install the latest CVS version instead.
 +
 +  * First, get some pre-requisites:​
 + sudo apt-get install libsvn1 libsvn-dev php5-dev build-essential
 +  * Then get the CVS HEAD revision and change into the directory it creates:
 + cvs -d:​pserver:​cvsread@cvs.php.net:/​repository co pecl/svn
 + cd pecl/svn
 +  * Install it with PECL:
 + sudo pecl install package2.xml
 +  * Add the "​extension"​ line to your php.ini file:
 + sudo echo "​extension=svn.so"​ >> /​etc/​php5/​apache2/​php.ini
 +  * And reload Apache:
 + sudo /​etc/​init.d/​apache2 force-reload
 +
 +=====Other Notes=====
 +The PHP docs haven'​t been updated with information about the latest builds.
 +====svn_log()====
 +Function prototype is now:
 + array **svn_log** ( string $repos_url [, int $start_revision=HEAD [, int $end_revision=INITIAL [, int $limit [, int $flags ]]]])
 +Meaning that the results of this function are no longer either all revisions or a single revision.
 +
 +The <​code>​$flags</​code>​ argument is a bitwise value that lets you change the output. ​ Available flags, including their corresponding <​code>​svn</​code>​ command-line switches, as stated in the extension'​s source are:
 + ​SVN_NON_RECURSIVE (--non-recursive)
 + ​SVN_DISCOVER_CHANGED_PATHS (--verbose)
 + ​SVN_OMIT_MESSAGES (--quiet)
 + ​SVN_STOP_ON_COPY (--stop-on-copy)
 + ​SVN_ALL (--verbose in svn status)
 + ​SVN_SHOW_UPDATES (--show-updates)
 + ​SVN_NO_IGNORE (--no-ignore)
 +The default is currently **<​code>​SVN_DISCOVER_CHANGED_PATHS | SVN_STOP_ON_COPY</​code>​**,​ so to stop it returning the changed paths, for example, pass **<​code>​SVN_STOP_ON_COPY</​code>​**,​ or to disable all flags entirely just pass **<​code>​0</​code>​**.
 +
 +====Constants====
 + ​SVN_REVISION_HEAD (Pass to functions expecting a revision number and the HEAD revision will be used instead)
 + ​SVN_REVISION_INITIAL (Pass to functions expecting a revision number and the initial revision will be used instead)
php_installing_svn_extension.txt · Last modified: 2014/11/24 01:14 by 0.0.0.0