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Re: Inexcusable BDB upgrade triple blunder

From: Mark Phippard <markp_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2006-02-20 14:54:28 CET

"Eric S. Raymond" <esr@thyrsus.com> wrote on 02/20/2006 02:02:18 AM:

> Max Bowsher <maxb1@ukf.net>:
>
> > Oops. I see we really have screwed up the FAQ entry's background info.
> > There is no such function db_recover(), as it mentions.
> > - From what I can remember, the issue was actually that the response
of
> > BDB 4.3 to the invocation that Subversion has always used was
different
> > to the response of BDB 4.0/1/2. I will go and investigate the
situation,
> > and fix that misinformation.
>
> The FAQ author was hallucinating the existence of db_recover(), then;
> see my "on drugs" comment.

I do not have any desire to jump too far into this discussion as I have
virtually no BDB knowledge or experience. I just wanted to point out that
there is a db_recover.exe with the Win32 version of BDB. Further, my
recollection of this FAQ was that it was written originally for the Win32
version of Subversion as it started shipping with BDB 4.3 by default when
Subversion 1.2 was originally released.

I think part of the problem here was that this FAQ was originally written
for the Win32 user-base and was then not adequately maintained and updated
as more knowledge was revealed and as BDB started getting updated to the
newer revision in various *nix distros.

Thanks

Mark

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