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Re: Berkeley DB error

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-06-04 05:33:08 CEST

On Jun 2, 2007, at 13:59, Karikalan Kumaresan wrote:

> I want to setup the SVN server in Linux FC 3. I have installed
> subversion using "yum install subversion". I am getting the
> following error when I try to do "svnadmin create <repository path>",
>
> svn: Berkeley DB error while creating environment for filesystem
> test1/db:
> Invalid argument
> svn: bdb: Berkeley DB library configured to support only DB_PRIVATE
> environments
>
> I tried to browse for this issue, nothing was helpful so. Can you
> please help me out in resolving this issue.

I'm not familiar with that particular error message, but I can tell
you this: Subversion has not used Berkeley DB as the default format
for new repositories since Subversion 1.2.0. If you're getting that
message, then that means you must have an older version of
Subversion, and I strongly recommend you upgrade to the latest, which
is 1.4.3 currently. When you create a repository, it will use the
FSFS storage mechanism by default, which does not need or use
Berkeley DB, thus you can't run into any Berkeley DB errors.

If you really want to use a Berkeley DB-based repository for some
reason, then perhaps someone else can help you with that particular
message.

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