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Re: Cvs2svn dies with "dbm.error: cannot add item to database"

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2003-07-03 09:47:11 CEST

Greg Hudson wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-07-02 at 14:52, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>> "Johnson, Graham" <gjohnson@alpineaccess.com> writes:
>>> Regarding repository portability... My converted repository appears to
>>> work correctly as cvs2svn created it on the Linux machine. When I moved
>>> the CVS repository back to the Solaris machine, I got errors such as:
>> I thought berkeley-db files were endian dependent. So no, you can't
>> just move a linux database to a sparc box.
>> Or did someone deny this assertion recently?
> I denied this assertion recently, citing the Sleepycat docs. People
> denied my denial, citing vague personal experience. That's where things
> currently stand; I don't think anyone has concocted an objective test or
> anything.

I can't find the relevant section in the docs, but IIRC, they say that
*only* the db files are endian-independant - the log files are not.


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