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Re: Huh... BDB...?

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 12:46:33 -0500

It seems unlikely that a Debian upgrade could do this, because the
only way to convert a repository is to dump the current repository,
create a new one and then load the dump file.

Try running svnadmin recover /path/to/repos

That should fix the BDB version issue. You can then dump/load if you
want to convert the repository.


On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 6:11 AM, Steinar Bang <sb_at_dod.no> wrote:
> After upgrading from debian etch to debian lenny, I tried my first
> subversion checkin today, and got the following message:
> svn: Commit failed (details follow):
> svn: Berkeley DB error for filesystem '/usr/local/svn/db' while opening environment:
> svn: DB_VERSION_MISMATCH: Database environment version mismatch
> svn: bdb: Program version 4.6 doesn't match environment version 4.4
> The thing is... I've never intentionally created a BDB repo. By the
> time I created my first subversion repo I was well aware of the BDB
> compatibility and upgrade issues, so I've always gone with FSFS.
> So, this means something has been doing the upgrade for me. And the
> most probable culprit seems to be an apt-get dist-upgrade from one
> release of debian to the next.
> The dates of the files in the subvesion archive, are from March 11 2007,
> which is when I upgraded from sarge to etch, so it didn't happen during
> the most recent upgrade.
> No bug reports or Changelog entries on Subversion in debian mentions
> this (mis)feature (ie. changing an FSFS repo to BDB), and no immediate
> google matches, which makes me doubt my theory, but...
> Has anyone else seen their FSFS repo become a BDB repo, on debian?
> Anyway... what's done, is done. Now I need to figure out how to convert
> my existing BDB repo (still in BDB 4.4...?) to FSFS.
> How can I find out exactly what version of BDB a repo is using? Is the
> setting in db/DB_CONFIG to be trusted? And if it is in 4.4, is there
> some kind of utility that can extract it, and change it into something
> that can become an FSFS repo?
> Ie. will my svnadmin that requires BDB 4.6 be able to dump a BDB 4.4
> repo? And can I trust the results if it does?
> The quest continues...
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