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Re: SVN 1.5 - Can't access repository upgraded from 1.4.x format

From: Rush Manbert <rush_at_manbert.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 09:05:00 -0700

On Jun 27, 2008, at 8:34 AM, Dave Lawrence wrote:

> Rush Manbert wrote:
>> I hope I'm doing something stupid and easily remedied.
>> I have a repository that was created under 1.4.x. I have moved a
>> copy of that repository to a different machine and verified that I
>> can access it using the 1.4.x client, both on the local machine and
>> from a different machine. I am using the svn+ssh protocol in both
>> cases.
>> After verifying correct operation with svn 1.4.x, I installed the
>> 1.5.0 release. I verified that "svn --version", "svnadmin --
>> version", and "svnserve --version" all report 1.5.0 on the test
>> machine.
>> I could still access my 1.4.x format repository from the test
>> machine using SVN 1.5.
>> Here is where things started to go wrong.
>> I made a copy of the 1.4 repository and verified that I could
>> access it using the 1.5 release.
>> I converted my 1.4 copy to 1.5 format by running svnadmin upgrade
>> on it.
>> I could not access the upgraded repository:
>> svn info svn+ssh://localhost/Users/rmanbert/svn15/il6-1185-svn15-
>> upgraded
>> svn: Expected FS format '2'; found format '3'
>> I tried upgrading the repository by doing a svnadmin dump on the
>> 1.4 format repository, then loading it into a newly created
>> repository. I did this on the machine that is now running SVN 1.5.
>> When I attempt to access the resulting repository, I get the same
>> result.
>> I tried doing svnadmin dump on the repository copy that I had
>> originally moved to the test machine. I did the dump from the
>> original machine that is my repository server, so it was dumped by
>> SVN 1.4.4. I copied the dumpfile to the test machine and loaded it
>> into a newly created repository using SVN 1.5. When I try to access
>> the new repository I get the same error.
>> So, to summarize, I have upgraded my repository to 1.5 format three
>> different ways:
>> 1.4 --> svnadmin(1.5) upgrade --> 1.5
>> 1.4 --> svnadmin(1.5) dump --> svnadmin(1.5) create newRepo -->
>> svnadmin(1.5) load newRepo --> 1.5
>> 1.4 --> svnadmin(1.4.4) dump --> svnadmin(1.5) create newRepo -->
>> svnadmin(1.5) load newRepo --> 1.5
>> In all cases, when I try to access the 1.5 repository, I get the
>> error
>> svn: Expected FS format '2'; found format '3'
>> Can someone please tell me what I'm doing that is wrong?
>> - Rush
> It looks to me like you have successfully upgraded your repository
> but not your server. Not sure how you managed to upgrade svnadmin
> but not svnserve however -- maybe you just need a reboot?
> try svnserve --version to confrim.

Rebooting did not make the problem go away.

I have verified that svnserve --version reports "svnserve, version
1.5.0 (r31699)"

ps -A immediately after I logged in shows that svnserve is not
running. (I checked in case the system somehow started a downrev
version behind my back.)

I first tried accessing my 1.4 version repository, which worked. After
that I ran ps -A again to see if svnserve was running. It was not.
IIRC, it gets run every time you access the repository, then completes
and exits.

The test machine is running OS X 10.4, in case that makes any


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