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Re: SVN over NFS on Sun

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-06-14 02:40:31 CEST

Remko Troncon <spike@kotnet.org> writes:

> I get the same message with every svn tool. Note that i do this on an NFS
> filesystem. When i do this on an x86 machine (also over NFS), there are no
> problems. When i create a test archive on the Sun in /tmp, it does work.
> Is this a known issue ?

Yes. Berkeley DB often doesn't work over NFS, because many NFS
implementations lack proper POSIX file-locking semantics. It's a FAQ
on the sleepycat (berkeley db) website.

From Subversion's README file:

   Note: The repository should NOT be on a remote filesystem like
      NFS or AFS. For details see:


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