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Re: "Revision file lacks trailing newline" on a "small" project

From: Ricardo Coelho <coelho.ric_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 19:56:48 +0100

On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 22:18, Ryan Schmidt
<subversion-2010a_at_ryandesign.com> wrote:
> On Mar 12, 2010, at 14:08, Johan Corveleyn wrote:
>
>> On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 1:26 PM, Ricardo Coelho wrote:
>>>
>>
>>> We have a SVN server on Solaris 8 with many repositories.
>>> To migrate, I do dumps. But for one repository, I have a "Revision file
>>> lacks trailing newline" error.
>>>
>>> The server's version is 1.4.3.
>>
>> Hm, svn 1.4 is actually not supported anymore (meaning there won't be
>> any 1.4.x releases anymore). Of course some people on this list may be
>> able to still help you, but I suggest that you upgrade your server as
>> soon as you can (but maybe that's what you're doing now actually).
>>
>> I don't really know what you can/should do with this error. But,
>> pragmatically, I'd try to simply add a trailing newline to that
>> particular revision file and see if it helps (of course make a backup
>> copy of that rev file first).
>>
>> If that doesn't help, maybe the tool fsfsverify can help fix the
>> revision file (it seems to be able to handle/fix some forms of rev
>> file corruption). Google will help you find it.
>
> I see no reason to assume just the newline is missing from the revision; most likely, other critical information is missing as well. Can you restore this revision from your backups?
>
>

Finally, I looked a bit the "revs" file, it was corrupted (cut ...).
Since it was a fork of an another repository i backuped this file from
the "original" repository.
Then, everything worked.

Sorry for disturbance
Received on 2010-03-14 19:57:36 CET

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