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RE: Upgrade Linux from RHEL 3 to RHEL 4

From: Erik Hemdal <erik_at_comprehensivepower.com>
Date: 2007-05-07 21:53:31 CEST


-----Original Message-----
From: Steelman, Brian [mailto:steelmanb@chartersteel.com]
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2007 2:43 PM
To: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Upgrade Linux from RHEL 3 to RHEL 4

Hi, I am a subversion and Linux newbie. I apologize if this question is too
simplistic, or if the answer is more complicated than I think it is. I am
running subversion 1.40 on Red Hat EL 3 Update 8. I want to upgrade this
server to RHEL 4 Update 5. Would I need to make any Subversion
configuration changes after performing the upgrade, or should everything
continue to work as before? I will of course have full backups of the
system before upgrading it.


Are you running Subversion from an RPM package or built-from-source?


$ rpm -qa | grep subversion

A result like the above for this RPM command will show you if there's an RPM
package on your system.


Are you using an FSFS or BDB backend? I don't use BDB, so I don't know if
there are any compatibility issues.


What version of Subversion is provided in RHEL 4, that you are preparing to
update to? On my Fedora Core system, when a new subversion package came
out, simply applying the update worked perfectly smoothly and I didn't have
to do anything (to upgrade from v1.4.0 to v1.4.3). But I wasn't trying to
do an OS upgrade when I did that.


If you have Red Hat support for the system, you might be able to get useful
information from them, such as which version of SVN is currently supported.


I prefer to use the RPM package from my distribution if it's available,
rather than building from source, although I've done both successfully.


Finally, as well as having full system backups, I would make sure that I
have a good repository dump so that I can re-load the repository if need be.
Received on Mon May 7 21:53:39 2007

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