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Re: Installing SVN 1.2.3 RPM on RHEL3, db42 conflict

From: Nicolas Guerin <Nicolas.Guerin_at_xrce.xerox.com>
Date: 2005-12-07 17:29:11 CET

Thank you David.
You are right: we did install db42 previously and this is probably what
caused the problem.
I will follow your suggestion and remove db42 just before upgrading the
Thanks again,


David Summers wrote:

> On Fri, 2 Dec 2005, Nicolas Guerin wrote:
>> I have posted this message to the svn-users ML, but you are probably
>> the best person to ask the question...
>> So here it is:
>> I am trying to install SVN 1.2.3 on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 box.
>> I understand that BDB support was dropped on the 1.2.x RPMs released
>> by David Summers, and I am OK with that (I will just convert my
>> repositories to fsfs before upgrading).
>> Still, I can't install David's RPMs:
>> rpm -Uvh subversion-1.2.3/subversion-1.2.3-1.rhel3.i386.rpm
>> error: Failed dependencies:
>> db42 conflicts with subversion-1.2.3-1
>> As I don't need support for BDB, do you think I can safely add the
>> "--nodeps" flag to the rpm command so that it will install without
>> complaining?
>> Could this bring other problems?
> Oh...it took me a minute of staring at it to figure out what was
> wrong. My first impression was that you were saying that the 1.2.3
> version required db42 which it doesn't.
> What it is saying is that you currently have db42 installed and the
> new 1.2.3 one conflicts with that. So AFTER you do the svnadmin dump
> on the old repository then "rpm -e db42" and the old subversion RPM(s)
> and then install the new one(s) and do the "svnadmin create" and
> "svnadmin load".
> (Of course make backups of everything before you do this, just in
> case, but I've never had any problems).
> Hope this helps.

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