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RE: svnadmin: Can't get exclusive lock on file 'test/db/write-lock': Invalid argument

From: Ian Brockbank <ian_at_scottishdance.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 21:58:25 +0100

Hi All,

> I've just upgraded my system to Subversion 1.5, and it's all
> gone horribly wrong.
> [...]
> I can read from the repositories fine, but any time I try to
> do any sort of write, I get a message like
> [root_at_www /usr/local/software/svn]# svnadmin recover test
> Repository lock acquired.
> Please wait; recovering the repository may take some time...
> svnadmin: Can't get exclusive lock on file
> 'test/db/write-lock': Invalid argument
> [...]

I've found the problem. When I upgraded the ports, I upgraded from packages
(portupgrade -faM). This meant that the APR libraries with Apache didn't
match the headers or something that Subversion was building against.

Deinstalling Apache, APR and Subversion, deleting the APR libraries, then
doing a rebuild and install from source of Apache and Subversion has fixed
the problem. It's all working again now.


Ian Brockbank
Edinburgh, Scotland

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