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can 1.4 svnadmin create format=3 repository ?

From: Stefano Dal Pra <stefano.dalpra_at_pd.infn.it>
Date: 2007-03-23 13:14:50 CET

Hi all,
I'm managing a debian based gforge (see gforge.org) installation.
After a recent upgrade, newly created projects works no more.

users use to checkout their repository through

svn checkout --username /developername/

which uses on server-side a gforge_auth_module which takes care of
needed auth* stuff and
interaction with subversion repository.

repositories get created through following command in a script:
/usr/bin/svnadmin create --fs-type fsfs $svn_dir

The problem arises here:
While old repositories are still perfectly usable (they have format=3),
newer ones (with format=5) are no more. mod_auth_gforge complains
about format=5 and gives up.

I do NEED to "downgrade" in some polite or dirty way the creation of new
I dont want to downgrade installed packages.

So i am asking you:
1) may I force svnadmin to directly set format=3 on repository creation?
2) may I "copy" in some way an empty old repository (one who noone never
used) which already has
format=3 "overwriting" the actual new one?
3) Is there any "downgrade tool" who converts an empty format=5
repository to format=3 ?
4) May I compile an older subversion into the same host and make the
script use that one instead?
(this sound a little dangerous to me, since i'm not sure about
eventually other things no more working.)

Thank you in advance for any useful answer


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Received on Fri Mar 23 13:18:22 2007

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