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Re: Is subversion safe to use?

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-11-26 21:55:18 CET

Gary Thomas wrote:
> 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/

I've just had a look at those packages.

They seem to be linked *two* versions of Berkeley DB simultaneously. This
has very disturbing implications for their reliability - I recommend you
discontinue use of them immediately - or at least only use them for FSFS

Recovering your old repositories is 99.9% likely to be possible.

Build subversion from source against the appropriate version of BDB (sounds
like 4.2 from your mentions of set_flags errors)

Put a tarball of your repository on a web/ftp site, and email me the URL,
I'll get a dumpfile back to you in the same way.


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