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Re: Error: Failed dependencies: db42 conflicts during the installation of subversion-1.2.0-1

From: David Summers <david_at_summersoft.fay.ar.us>
Date: 2005-07-02 21:12:48 CEST

On Fri, 1 Jul 2005 rjordan@groupemutuel.ch wrote:

> I try to install subversion 1.2.0-1 on Redhat Linux 3.
> I have downloaded the file subversion-1.2.0-1.rhel3.i386.rpm
> from /pub/subversion/latest/rhel-3/bin.
> During the installation I receive the following error message:
> # rpm -Uh --test -p subversion-1.2.0-1.rhel3.i386.rpm
> error: Failed dependencies:
> db42 conflicts with subversion-1.2.0-1

That is correct. The new RHEL3 Subversion 1.2.0 only supports FSFS
backend and not Berkeley DB as the Berkeley DB version that comes with
RHEL3 is version 4.1.25 which is not recommended for use with Subversion,
and trying to get Subversion to use Berkeley DB 4.2.52 has so far proved
impossible to do (patches welcome).

See the "rpm -qp --changelog subversion-1.2.0-1.rhel3.i386.rpm" release

If you are using the Berkeley DB backend before you upgrade you will need
to do a svnadmin dump/load cycle. This is not a problem with Subversion
but a consequence of the new RHEL3 Subversion 1.2.0 *RPM* not supporting
Berkeley DB.

If anyone can figure out how to get the RPM to correctly use 4.2.52 RPMs
when 4.1.25 RPMs are still installed, please let me know. I've not been
able to figure it out.

    - Thanks
    - David Summers

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