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hot-backup.py problem?

From: Toby Watson <t.d.watson_at_durham.ac.uk>
Date: 2004-05-03 21:44:21 CEST

Dear All,
I really love subversion and am starting to become dependent on it so I
thought it was a good idea to have backups of my repos. I hold them all
underneath a root of /svn, e.g. /svn/repoone /svn/repotwo etc.
If I run ./hot-backup.py /svn /tmp/testbac, for example, I get:
Beginning hot backup of '/svb'.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./hot-backup.py", line 97, in ?
    youngest = string.strip(stdout_lines[0])
IndexError: list index out of range

Looking back over old posts it seems that some other users have
experienced the problem. I looked at line 97 in the script and found
that this does:
youngest = string.strip(stdout_lines[0])
which is fine in itself. However, this is coming from:
infile, outfile, errfile = os.popen3(svnlook + " youngest " + repo_dir)
which also appears fine. However, if I run svnlook youngest /svn I get:

svn: Can't open file '/svn/format': No such file or directory

where is this "format" coming from?

If I do an svnlook youngest /svn/testrepo it works fine but clearly this
means re-jigging the backup script every time a repo is created.

Does anyone have any ideas about this?

Many thanks,


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