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Re: subversion-1.1-rc1 'svnadmin recover' on subversion-1.0 repositories

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-07-16 16:11:04 CEST

Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> --On 15 July 2004 02:00 -0700 Karl Chen <quarl@hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu>
wrote:
>
>>>>>>> "Max" == Max Bowsher <maxb@ukf.net> writes:
>> Max> I strongly suspect that your svnadmin-1.0.5 and
>> Max> svnadmin-1.1 are linked with different Berkeley DB
>> Max> versions.
>>
>> Yup. It turns out I have libdb4.0-dev but not libdb4.2-dev;
>> previously I had used the Debian-unstable package which is linked
>> against libdb4.2. Thanks. I will recompile with libdb4.2.
>>
>> With your experience you saw that it's a BDB problem error
>> message; but I would have had no idea. Maybe the error message
>> could at least indicate that, i.e. "svnadmin: error doing bdb
>> operation xyzzy: invalid argument"
>
> Would there be any value in recording the version of DBD we were linked
> against then the repo was created, in the repo/db directory? Perhaps we
> could then throw our toys out of the pram when the version we are trying
to
> acccess it with is lower ...?

That's an interesting idea.

Given how confusing the BDB error messages are, definitely worth
considering.

Would you like to propose it in a new thread, with an appropriate subject
line?
Let's see what other people think about it.

Max.

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