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Re: Subversion issue 2507: trouble with script

From: Nathan Kidd <nathan-svn_at_spicycrypto.ca>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 17:48:38 -0500

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Dan Morris wrote:
> I am using Subversion informally and I hit this bug (because I didn’t
> realize I didn’t need to use file locks, being a newbie). So I wanted
> to run the attached Python script to fix my database. I got the SVN
> binding for Python.
> I tried to run the script and it is crashing Python without doing anything.
> When I just call “python –m remove-zombie-locks”, I get the help info,
> so I can call the script.
> When I just call “python –m remove-zombie-locks c:\<pathname> all”, I
> get a crash.
> Also, I don’t know how to use Python to debug the problem.

I'm not sure how the -m parameter may affect execution, but at least it
isn't necessary.

What does "crash" mean? Can you give the exact error message?

> My version info is:
> Windows XP SP2
> Subversion 1.4.5
> Python 2.5.1 (plus bindings for Python 2.5)
> TortoiseSVN 1.4.7

> Do I have to set myself up as svn admin to execute this?

This script needs to be run by a user that has permission to write to
the svn database files (i.e. local permissions, not svn permissions).

> Is the script compatible with these versions?

I'm not aware of any reason it shouldn't work, though I have not
personally tested with Python 2.5. I do use it with the 1.4.6 bindings
on Windows, however.


P.S. As an aside, a patch has been posted by Eric Miller, fixing a bug
in this script. I haven't had time to review and/or 2nd the request
that it be committed, but you'll probably want to apply it yourself if
you want 100% robustness.

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