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Re: Failing to get source code

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 15:05:35 -0500

On Apr 15, 2008, at 1:10 PM, Bob Breckenridge wrote:
> ome users reported yesterday that they have been having problems
> with SVN for the past month. Apparently the problem was similar or
> the same as the fatal one we encountered yesterday, which I've
> listed below:
> Error Berkeley DB error for filesystem 'C:/svn/repos/db' while
> beginning Berkeley DB transaction:
> Error DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
> Error bdb: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery
> I mentioned this problem to our IT Department, which suggested
> restarting the Windows machine, which I did but that did not help.
> After consulting the Repository Administration section of the SVN
> Book, I found this suggestion:
> 1. Make sure that there are no processes accessing (or attempting
> to access) the repository.
> For networked repositories, this means shutting down the Apache
> HTTP Server or svnserve
> daemon, too.
> 2. Become the user who owns and manages the repository. This is
> important, as recovering a
> repository while running as the wrong user can tweak the
> permissions of the repository's
> files in such a way that your repository will still be inaccessible
> even after it is “unwedged”.
> 3. Run the command svnadmin recover /path/to/repos. You should see
> output like this:
> Repository lock acquired.
> Please wait; recovering the repository may take some time...
> Recovery completed.
> The latest repos revision is 19.
> This command may take many minutes to complete.
> 4. Restart the server process.
> So I:
> 1. Shutdown the SVN Server running on our Windows machine.
> 2. Logged into the Windows machine as myself, since I'm an
> administrator and wasn't aware of any other user who owns and
> manages the repository. I am the person to whom the keys were
> given, when the original architect of our build system left the
> company a couple of months ago, so if there was some knowledge
> transfer that should have happened in regard to an admin user, I
> missed that.
> 3. I ran the command specified above. The response was similar to
> that specified above but happened remarkably quickly, so we
> suspected that it didn't actually do anything.
> 4. I restarted the server and the same problem occurred (specified
> at the beginning).
> Then, one of our senior Developers suggested running the following
> command:
> svnadmin recover -c -v -h C:/svn/repos/db
> The error we got from the server, immediately after issuing this
> command indicated that the -c option was not valid.
> And now the error we get, when attempting to SVN Update is:
> svn: Berkeley DB error for filesystem 'C:/svn/repos/db' while
> opening environment:
> svn: Invalid argument
> svn: bdb: DB_REGISTER limits each process to a single open DB_ENV
> handle
> Any advice on this would help. I don't even find the options for
> svnadmin recover...

The only option for svnadmin recover that I see in the book or via
"svnadmin help recover" is "--wait".


What did your senior developer believe -c -v -h would do?

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Received on 2008-04-15 22:06:10 CEST

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