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Re: segfault on recover AND dump. is my repository doomed?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-04-17 20:02:52 CEST

Seth Delackner <seth@jtan.com> writes:

> I tried using db 4.0 to dump the database files, and everything
> except strings worked. The -r option made even strings work (though
> that means dataloss occured).

It sounds like DB 4.0 on OS X is truly hosed.

> I then used db 4.1 to load the files again, with no complaints.
> Sadly, when I then try to checkout the repository, even after
> svnadmin recover, it says the filesystem is corrupt.

Was this on OS X or Linux?

> More generally, why is there no notice on the main tigris page
> stating that OS X + DB 4.0.14 (you know, the version specified in
> the INSTALL file) can destroy your data?

Because nobody has ever seen that happen before.

> I'm going to just give up and checkin my pre-subversion data into a linux
> subversion repository and then update it to my current source, losing a solid
> month worth of revision history. Fun.

Can't you recreate the db files on linux with db_load?

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Received on Thu Apr 17 20:04:32 2003

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