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Re: Is subversion safe to use?

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-11-27 11:11:16 CET

Gary Thomas wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-11-26 at 18:55, Gary Thomas wrote:
>> On Fri, 2004-11-26 at 17:31, Max Bowsher wrote:
>>> Max Bowsher wrote:
>>>> It's definitely the case that your installed subversion is dodgy.
>>>
>>> Ooops, I must apologize - the above is serious misinterpretation of
>>> mine.
>>>
>>> I now realize the actual situation.
>>>
>>> Where did you obtain your 1.0.9 RPMs? They were linked with db-4.2.
>>
>> Same place IIRC
>>
>>>
>>> Then you upgraded to 1.1.1 RPMs linked with db-4.0.
>>>
>>> db-4.0 can't access db-4.2 databases.
>>
>> Fair enough, but why can't I access things with the old, statically
>> linked, version of svnadmin-1.0.9?
>
> Also, this version does seem to use 4.2:
>
> [gthomas@hermes packages]$ ldd /usr/bin/svnadmin
...
> libdb-4.0.so => /lib/libdb-4.0.so (0x4010d000)
...
> libdb-4.2.so => /usr/lib/tls/libdb-4.2.so (0x403bb000)
...

Look, two!

Philip Martin pointed out on the dev@ list that ldd is not really useful in
this case, since it recursively follows dependencies through other
libraries. Instead, use "objdump -x <file> | fgrep NEEDED".

Max.

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