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Re: found format '2'

From: <sakshale_at_equoria.net>
Date: 2007-08-29 10:11:04 CEST

Quoting Blair Zajac <blair@orcaware.com>:

> sakshale@equoria.net wrote:
>> We have a Subversion repository is on a Mac OS X system. About two
>> weeks ago we updated it from 10.4.8 to 10.4.10, but the first inkling
>> that there was a problem was yesterday.
>> # svnadmin verify db
>> svnadmin: Expected repository format '3' or '5'; found format '2'
> Don't point svnadmin at the db directory, but the directory containing
> the db directory.
> Regards,
> Blair
> --
> Blair Zajac, Ph.D.
> http://www.orcaware.com/training/

Thank you very much! It turns out that I was trapped between
two bogus failure symptoms.

1 - There are two db directories in the repository;
     They are both labeled "format '2'", in spite of the fact
     that the entire setup is less than three months old.

2 - It turned out that I had changed the configuration of the
     repository without being aware of it.

     When initially installed, the daemon was not set to auto
     start, simply because I didn't know how to do that on a
     OS X system. It was added to my list of things to do and

     So, the initial problem was that the daemon wasn't running.
     I did some research and found out how to do it and set
     things up:

     When I followed that setup, I edited the file to point
     to my repository, whereas, when I originally installed
     the system I pointed it to "/".

     /usr/local/bin/svnserve --daemon
     /usr/local/bin/svnserve --daemon --root /Volume/raid0/Subversion

Unfortunately, this meant that the user's SVN client was configured
to checkout /Volume/raid0/Subversion/Package instead of /Package.

Everything appears to be working correctly now.

Thanks for your help in clarifying this confusion.


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