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Re: corrupt subversion

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-08-18 04:32:13 CEST

roger@mail-infomine.ucr.edu (Roger Gabriel) writes:
> I need major help. I can check out my repository just fine, but when i
> do an 'svn status' i get:
>
> ? svn_io_get_dirents
> ? src/E}
> ? src/libs/E}
> etc...
>
> I've never had a problem like this before, and an 'svnadmin recover'
> didn't help. I've even recovered previous versions of the svn
> repository from backup to no avail.

I suspect the repository is fine, but that your client is having some
problems. It looks like a bad pointer somewhere. Either a
programming error in the Subversion client (we try not to do that, but
nobody's perfect!), or possibly an svn that's accidentally running
with mixed up shared libraries.

(By the way, we try not to use the word "corruption" until we're sure
that repository data has been horked -- which we don't know yet, in
thise case.)

Did you install this Subversion client from source or from a package?
Was there a version of Subversion installed on the system before you
installed this one? Are the contents of files in your working copy
also messed up?

If you build the latest Subversion from source, out of
http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/, can you still reproduce the
problem? (I know that's inconvenient, but it would help us to know
the answer.)

Is the repository public? Can we check it out ourselves?

Don't commit from this working copy until we figure this out, by the
way (though I suspect checksum mismatches would prevent you from doing
so anyway).

-Karl

> I first noticed a problem when I tried to commit and got this error:
> svn: Date conversion failed
>
> so I looked in the .svn/entries file and saw strange dates like 1944...
> By the way, I'm running Debian/sid subversion 1.0.6-1
>
> Thnx,
> Roger
>
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