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Subversion, Fedora, 1.01 & DB problems

From: Toby Watson <t.d.watson_at_durham.ac.uk>
Date: 2004-04-19 01:17:37 CEST

Dear All,
I have been happily using Subversion on Windows for some time now, and
have decided to make the switch to Linux. In part this is to get full
Apache integration for Subversion which I find very useful for my work.
Unfortunately I have reached a dead end with trying to get 1.01 up and
running on Fedora. Having downloaded the RPMs I can get things
installed, but I get the bad database version listed below. From web
searches and looking back through the archives of this list I've noticed
that there seem to be many others encountering the same problems and
there appears to be no easy solution. There are dependencies all over
the place when I try to remove a version of the Berkeley DB and the same
is true if I try to simply rpm -Uvh etc... to upgrade an existing
I thought I might have a go at compiling from source to get a version
which was compatible with the version 4.1.25. Unfortunately (and I did
discover the problem listed in the FAQ) there are some problems with the
detection of 4.2 and with patching etc. I feel I'm getting myself
further into a hole trying to solve things!
For the moment I have installed version 0.37, but this seems a real
shame... Would any experts be prepared to give me a few pointers here?
It would be really great to get 1.01 working before I start adding stuff
to repositories.
Many thanks for any help and tips,
Error from my Apache error log:
[Sun Apr 18 17:33:32 2004] [error] [client] (20014)Error
string not specified yet: Bad database version: compiled with 4.2.52,
running against 4.1.25
[Sun Apr 18 17:33:32 2004] [error] [client] Could not fetch
resource information. [500, #0]
[Sun Apr 18 17:33:32 2004] [error] [client] Could not open
the requested SVN filesystem [500, #160000]
Received on Mon Apr 19 01:19:42 2004

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