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Re: RE: HELP: Upgraded to v 1.4.5 and now have a "Found malformed header in revision file" error

From: Paul Koning <pkoning_at_equallogic.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 11:58:45 -0500

>>>>> "david" == david x grierson <david.x.grierson_at_jpmorgan.com> writes:

 david> Thanks for the suggestion ... I've copied the whole repository
 david> over to a host running the old 1.3.2 environment to attempt
 david> the dump there - the dump fails on revision with the "Found
 david> malformed header ..." message.

Unfortunately that leaves me out of ideas. It sounds like the
repository was corrupted some time ago, and the error wasn't spotted
because nothing people were doing back then was running into the
issue. That happened to us once -- very strange -- it wasn't the
message you mentioned, though.

If you can identify the rev that has the issue (it should be clear
from the messages printed during the dump -- it prints each rev number
as it dumps it, right?) you could try doing a two-part dump. If the
bad rev is rev N, dump revs 1:N-1 then N+1:HEAD, and load those.
You'll lose one rev. If anyone has a working directory you will
hopefully be able to reconstruct the missing rev.

Alternatively, it might be possible to look in the repository innards
to examine the rev file with the error, to see if it can be patched.
I haven't had to do that so I don't have any idea whether there is any
chance of that working...


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