Yeah, libapr0 was the culprit.
--- "H. S. Teoh" <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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
> > do an 'svn status' i get:
> > ? svn_io_get_dirents
> > ? src/Eø}ø
> > ? src/libs/Eø}ø
> > 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
> > 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:
> (Replace "i386" with your arch if it's not i386.)
> Hope this helps.
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Received on Wed Aug 18 18:27:15 2004