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Re: Subversion and Windows 98 SE

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2004-11-04 22:18:45 CET

Christian Gudrian wrote:

> I am running a client, not a server. The client is supposed to work
> with both BDB and FSFS databases on Win9x since the most recent release.
> However, both of them produce error messages.
> These are the messages I get when trying to access a BDB repository:
> svn: Unable to open an ra_local session to URL
> svn: Unable to open repository 'file:///c:/bdbrepos'
> svn: Berkley DB error while opening environment for filesystem c:/bdbrepos/db:
> DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
> svn: bdb: OpenFileMapping: Input/output error
> svn: bdb: PANIC: Input/output error
> Anyone?

the BDB based filesystem will not work on windows 98, there are
fundamental issues in how berkeley db is implemented that make it
impossible to use there. if you want to use file:// access on windows
98 you need to use an fsfs repository.

when people say "you can't run a server", that also implies "you can't
use file:// access", since that means that the svn client is also acting
as the server, for all intents and purposes. fsfs is the only way
around this.


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Received on Thu Nov 4 22:19:14 2004

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