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Fwd: Is subversion safe to use?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-11-26 23:35:35 CET

For dev@ folks not reading the users@ list, it looks like David
Summers' RPMS are bogus. David, maybe you should fix them, rebuild
them? Maybe we should take down the link from our downloads page?

The full users@ thread is here:

     http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2004-11/1295.shtml

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Gary Thomas <gary@mlbassoc.com>
> Date: November 26, 2004 4:18:25 PM CST
> To: Max Bowsher <maxb@ukf.net>
> Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Is subversion safe to use?
>
> On Fri, 2004-11-26 at 13:55, Max Bowsher wrote:
>> Gary Thomas wrote:
>>> Sure (although I sent all of this yesterday).
>>>
>>> Red Hat 9.0
>>> Old version - 1.0.9
>>> New version - 1.1.1
>>> Any access method - they all fail :-(
>>> Upgraded via RPM packages found on http://summersoft.fay.ar.us/
>>
>> I've just had a look at those packages.
>>
>> They seem to be linked *two* versions of Berkeley DB simultaneously.
>> This
>> has very disturbing implications for their reliability - I recommend
>> you
>> discontinue use of them immediately - or at least only use them for
>> FSFS
>> repositories.
>
> Well, they were the RPM packages recommended on the subversion download
> page :-)
>
>>
>> Recovering your old repositories is 99.9% likely to be possible.
>>
>> Either:
>> Build subversion from source against the appropriate version of BDB
>> (sounds
>> like 4.2 from your mentions of set_flags errors)
>>
>> Or:
>> Put a tarball of your repository on a web/ftp site, and email me the
>> URL,
>> I'll get a dumpfile back to you in the same way.
>
> The repository is actually quite large - the result of converting 3
> years of my consulting work on multiple systems from CVS to SVN. I
> have
> been able to reconstruct the work I did over this week, so it's not
> 100%
> necessary to do this.
>
> That said, I've switched to FSFS repositories. I really want to feel
> good about using SVN and hope that this won't happen to me again in
> the future.
>
> --
> Gary Thomas <gary@mlbassoc.com>
> MLB Associates
>
>
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