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Re: "Checksum mismatch" following upgrade to 1.2

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-07-05 20:09:15 CEST

Dave Littell <davidl@applink.net> writes:
> > Do you still have a backup of the old 4.2 repository?
>
> Thank God.
>
> > Frankly, I suggest and end-run around the whole thing -- just convert
> > the old repos to FSFS and go from there.
>
> I ended up doing a dump on a machine that I hadn't yet "upgraded"
> (read screwed up), then a load on the "upgraded" machine.
>
> Isn't this something the Subversion guys said they'd exert every
> effort to keep from happening? The blasted release notes for 1.2
> should have said - "We jacked this one up totally, so dump and load,
> boys, dump and load." Instead, we get "try this - it probably won't
> work and it'll trash your repository, but it's no big deal. You
> should know better anyway and always, always, always do a full
> dump/load for any and every point release."
>
> Now I know better. Either never upgrade or prepare to do a full
> dump/load even if it's only a 0.0.1 rev.
>
> I am so extremely glad I haven't "upgraded" my Subversion server at
> work - they would have crucified me!
>
> Yes, I am furious over this. The way it was handled stinks out loud.

Are you referring to this?:

   http://subversion.tigris.org/svn_1.2_releasenotes.html#bdb-upgrade

and, by extension, to the FAQ item it points to?

It sounds like you're conflating two things: upgrading Subversion
itself, and upgrading BerkeleyDB. (Why did you do both at the same
time, by the way?) The problems you had seem to be related to to the
BDB upgrade, not to the Subversion upgrade. I don't know why you had
those problems. Most people don't have them, AFAICT.

Oh wait: did you upgrade to a binary release of Subversion 1.2? The
Windows binary release? (I don't have your original mail handy, and
the context available doesn't happen to quote the platform details.)
I think that release did use Berkeley 4.3. The downloads page, and
perhaps the 1.2 release notes, should probably make this clear -- if
that's what happened. Is it?

None of this would make 1.2 release "totally" "jacked", IMHO :-).
Instead of being a furious complainer, you could help by diagnosing
the problem and providing patches for those web pages. You know,
something constructive?

-Karl

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