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Re: mod_dav_svn / db4 problems ...can anyone help...

From: David Summers <david_at_summersoft.fay.ar.us>
Date: 2004-03-04 14:55:34 CET

On Thu, 4 Mar 2004, bryan cole wrote:

> I'm trying to setup http access to a Subversion repository. Everything
> works fine using svnserve but access via http gives a
> "Could not open the requested SVN filesystem" error. Looking in the
> apache error logs I see:
> [Thu Mar 04 12:13:45 2004] [error] [client] (20014)Error
> string not specified yet: Bad database version: compiled with 4.2.52,
> running against 4.1.25
> [Thu Mar 04 12:13:45 2004] [error] [client] Could not fetch
> resource information. [500, #0]
> [Thu Mar 04 12:13:45 2004] [error] [client] Could not open the
> requested SVN filesystem [500, #160000]
> [Thu Mar 04 12:13:45 2004] [error] [client] (2)No such file or
> directory: Could not open the requested SVN filesystem [500, #160000]
> I assume the bad database version is the problem. I have db4-4.2.52-3
> installed by rpm alongside db4-4.1.25-14 (which I can't remove due to
> other dependencies). I'm running a fresh fedora-core system and have
> subversion-1.0 installed using the rpms from David Summers.
> Can anyone suggest a fix for this? How do I make mod_dav_svn (is this
> correct?) use the correct db4 version?

If you were previously running Subversion and you updated to run using the
db-4.2.52 then I think you'll need to do a "svnadmin dump" of your
database with the old subversion svnadmin and a "svnadmin load" with the
new version. That's because of the switch from db4-4.1.25 to db4-4.2.52.

However, if that assumption is not the case then we'll have to look

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