Created attachment 164990 [details]
Patch to simplify Makefile depends logic
Looking at the subversion run dependancy wouldn't the attached be a simpler form of the requirement? If WITH_SUBVERSION_VER is defined it will be used, if it isn't it will be empty and the default will be used.
Created attachment 164991 [details]
Logs from with and without WITH_SUBVERSION_VER set
What if WITH_SUBVERSION_VER=19?
While I quite agree with the change, other ports that depend on $WITH_SUBVERSION_VER (devel/py-subversion, www/mod_dav_svn) have the same construct that is currently used.
Adding lev@ — the maintainer of these ports — in copy so that he can help us with his insights.
A commit references this bug:
Date: Tue Jan 16 09:17:05 UTC 2018
New revision: 459162
Update to 1.0.15
This release address a few minor issues, including .
- Simplify Makefile depend logic ;
- Add license.
PR: 205830 , 224138 
Submitted by: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com 
Found this old PR, the proposed changed was sitting in my local ports for a while, and was long overdue… I just committed it.