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moving repository from 1.5.2 server to 1.4.4 server

From: Aaron P. Martinez <ml_at_proficuous.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 16:07:02 -0600 (CST)

I have read in the subversion book that it's completely possible to use
1.5.x clients against a 1.4.x subversion server/repository and how to use
hotcopy to backup a repository and then move it to another machine.

Unfortunately I think I may have come up against a wall in my desires
because nowhere can i find anything about moving a repository created on
Subversion 1.5.x (1.5.2 in my case) to a machine running 1.4.x. I have
created my hotcopy and moved it from a RHEL4 box running the CollabNet
Subversion server version 1.5.2 to an OpenBSD 4.4 box with subversion
installed from packages which happens to be version 1.4.4. Working with
repos created with 1.4.4 obviously works fine with both the native
svnadmin tools and also viewvc.

When i try to work with the moved repository I keep getting messages
similar to:

#svnlook info test_repo
svnlook: Expected FS format '2'; found format '3'

and using viewvc very similar error:

An Exception Has Occurred
Python Traceback

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/local/viewvc-1.0.7/lib/viewvc.py", line 3746, in main
  File "/usr/local/viewvc-1.0.7/lib/viewvc.py", line 265, in run_viewvc
  File "/usr/local/viewvc-1.0.7/lib/vclib/svn/__init__.py", line 606, in
    self.repos = repos.svn_repos_open(rootpath, self.pool)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.5/site-packages/libsvn/repos.py", line 47,
in svn_repos_open
    return apply(_repos.svn_repos_open, args)
SubversionException: ("Expected FS format '2'; found format '3'", 160043)

Is there a way to make the 1.4.4 server work with the repos created on the
1.5.2 server?

Thanks in advance.

Aaron Martinez


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