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RE: bad subversion-1.2.0-1.rhel3.i386.rpm

From: Richard Andrews <randrews_at_transzap.com>
Date: 2005-07-06 17:03:15 CEST

David and Developers at Subversion.tigris.org

I took a look at the rpm changelog and sure enough it is stated right at
the top that you are dropping support for the BDB backend on this rpm.

I am fairly new to Linux (have had considerable SCO and HPUX
experience in the past) and did not know to view this. I don't know if
this was a newbie mistake or not but it was confusing to me when the
Subversion 1.2.0 release notes goes out of its way to state that
support for BDB is not going away and then find out that it was
dropped on purpose in the creation of this rpm. I also realize that the
summersoft download site is not part of Tigris but you do list/link to
this site for rpm downloads.
 
I guess what I am trying to get at is if you think that this was just
a newbie mistake so be it, water under the bridge and all that.
However if there is a good chance that others might make the same
mistake that we made could there be some effort into putting up a more
overt warning for them and possibly save them the hours of
troubleshooting that we had to go through.

Thanks
Rich Andrews
TransZap Inc.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Summers [mailto:david@summersoft.fay.ar.us]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 11:39 PM
> To: Richard Andrews
> Cc: dev@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: RE: bad subversion-1.2.0-1.rhel3.i386.rpm
>
>
> On Tue, 5 Jul 2005, Richard Andrews wrote:
>
> > The following three library files are missing:
> >
> > /usr/lib/libsvn_fs_base-1.a
> > /usr/lib/libsvn_fs_base-1.la
> > /usr/lib/libsvn_fs_base-1.so
> >
> > I can't remember off hand which one strace showed that it was being
> > called right before we would get the following error.
> >
> > svnlook: Failed to load module for FS type 'bdb'
> >
> > We would get a similar error with svnadmin too. I guess these
libraries
> > have to do with accessing the Berkeley database so if you are using
fsfs
> > you did not run into this issue.
> >
> > I just want to save someone else the time of troubleshooting this.
> > Thanks for you quick response and attention to this.
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: David Summers [mailto:david@summersoft.fay.ar.us]
> >> Sent: Saturday, July 02, 2005 1:15 PM
> >> To: Richard Andrews
> >> Subject: Re: bad subversion-1.2.0-1.rhel3.i386.rpm
> >>
> >>
> >> On Fri, 1 Jul 2005, Richard Andrews wrote:
> >>
> >>> Your rpm for Subversion 1.2.0 rhel-3 for some reason does not
> > contain
> >>> any of the ls_base libraries which apparently are used to access
the
> >>> database and perform database functions. I do not see how
> > Subversion
> >>> can function correctly without them and this has caused us many
> > hours of
> >>> turmoil in our effort to upgrade to version 1.2.0.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Please correct this if it is a mistake or post some type of
warning
> > if
> >>> it is on purpose for some reason, to save others from having to
> > spend
> >>> the time to troubleshoot this issue.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >> Sorry you had problems.
> >>
> >> Which file(s) specifically are you looking for? I've been using
the
> > RPMs
> >> for 3+ weeks now with no problems. I'm not aware of any missing
> > files,
> >> but maybe you are using some functionality that I'm not using.
> >>
> >> - David Summers
> >>
>
> I just re-read your email.
>
> Note that the RHEL-3 version doesn't have access to the BDB backend
any
> more as of 1.2.0. Please do a "rpm -q --changelog subversion" to read
the
> changelog.
>
> Maybe that is why those files aren't there?
>
> --
> David Wayne Summers "Linux: Because reboots are for hardware
> upgrades!"
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