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Re: corrupt subversion

From: H. S. Teoh <hsteoh_at_quickfur.ath.cx>
Date: 2004-08-18 07:07:07 CEST

On Tue, Aug 17, 2004 at 05:34:47PM -0700, Roger Gabriel wrote:
> 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 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

Downgrade libapr0 to 2.0.50-8. There is a major ABI breakage in
2.0.50-9 that causes subversion to completely break. There's already
grave bugs filed against libapr0 in the BTS, see #266165 and #266330.
(Although, as I speak, it seems that a new upload has entered the
archive which should fix the bug.)

Today was my first day using subversion, and it happened that libapr0
just got into unstable. I spent half the day trying to figure out what
I'm doing wrong, 'cos svn was complaining about non-existent files,
reporting weird filenames and non-existent changes, getting XML parse
errors, etc.. After downgrading to libapr0 2.0.50-8, everything works.

If you can't wait for the fixed libapr0 to hit the archives, you can
get 2.0.50-8 here:

ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/a/apache2/libapr0_2.0.50-8_i386.deb

(Replace "i386" with your arch if it's not i386.)

Hope this helps.

T

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