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RE: Is subversion safe to use?

From: Gary Thomas <gary_at_mlbassoc.com>
Date: 2004-11-26 13:34:16 CET

On Fri, 2004-11-26 at 05:21, Guido Anzuoni wrote:
> Hi Gary,
> too few infos.
>
> Which platform ?
> What is the old version (the working one) ?
> What is the new version ?
> What access method used (file://, http://, svn://, etc.) ?
> Upgrade tecnique ?
> Any error message/evidence of the failure could help (!)

Sure (although I sent all of this yesterday).

Red Hat 9.0
Old version - 1.0.9
New version - 1.1.1
Any access method - they all fail :-(
Upgraded via RPM packages found on http://summersoft.fay.ar.us/

Errors all look like this:
  [root@hermes mlbassoc]# svnadmin dump /SVN.OLD/mlb
  svn: Berkeley DB error while opening environment for filesystem /SVN.OLD/mlb/db:
  Invalid argument
  svn: bdb: incorrect arguments for name-value pair: set_flags

I tried running using a statically linked version of svnadmin. Same
result. I also verified that my upgrade process did not touch the
Berkeley DB libraries - only the subversion files were changed.

I also edited the db/DB_CONFIG file to remove the only "set_flags"
line. Now, I don't get an error, but any use of the repository
(new or old svnadmin) simply hangs - infinite loops? I let it run
[at 100% CPU] for more than 12 hours...

I also tried copying these repositories (using simple file system
copies) to another machine with a working version (1.0.9) and I get
the same errors there.

I'm sure that this is some sort of "cockpit" error, but I can't figure
out what I'm doing wrong :-(

Thanks for your time

>
> Guido
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Gary Thomas [mailto:gary@mlbassoc.com]
> > Sent: Friday, November 26, 2004 1:16 PM
> > To: users@subversion.tigris.org
> > Subject: Is subversion safe to use?
> >
> >
> > I've been using this [slack] week to bring subversion into my
> > workplace.
> > I'm quite a confident, longtime user of CVS and was feeling
> > pretty good
> > about how svn fell into place. Then I performed the "unspeakable"; I
> > touched the setup (I upgraded to a new version) and all of my work for
> > the week now seems to be untouchable. Nothing I've tried has
> > worked :-(
> >
> > Before this happened, I made hot backups of my repositories (as well
> > as "normal" file system backups). I can't access any of them either.
> >
> > The loss is not so big - I can recreate what I've done since
> > it was only
> > a few days work and I keep good records. But what happens the next
> > time? What if it's after weeks or months of using this tool and then I
> > find that everything is gone?
> >
> > Am I just being paranoid? What strategies can I utilize to minimize
> > the likelihood?
> >
> > In the meantime, I'm rebuilding my repositories using FSFS (the main
> > reason I was upgrading anyway). Hopefully that will be more stable.
> >
> > n.b. if there's a way to recover my [old] work, I'm still game to try!
> >
> > --
> > Gary Thomas <gary@mlbassoc.com>
> > MLB Associates
> >
> >
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