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corruption in repository

From: Sebastian Kügler <lists_at_vizZzion.org>
Date: 2004-11-11 03:53:48 CET

Hi,

I am using svn for some time now. From time to time I encounter problems
with a working copy which is not anymore usable for svn.

This usually shows up like:

$ svn update
svn: Malformed XML: mismatched tag at line 128

(svn cleanup complains the same way.)

Trying to recover the repository:

$ svnadmin recover .
Please wait; recovering the repository may take some time...
svn: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery

Usually, I can 'fix' things by moving my working copy out of the way,
checking out again, merge the changes by hand and then check them back
in. (This is pretty annoying and often is tedious work, as you might
understand.)

I am using svnserve as server and the commandline svn-tools as client. I
am not running any scripts on the repository, the setup is pretty much
default. The server is running subversion 1.0.9-2, official packages for
Debian Sarge. The client uses the subversion 1.1.0 packages from Gentoo
Linux. Of course, if you'd like to have more info about the system,
please let me know.

Advice on how to fix that and how to prevent such problems in the future
is greatly appreciated.

Cheers,

-- 
sebas
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