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Re: 1.4 -> 1.6 via binaries on Windows

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 07:52:37 -0400

On 4/17/2009 7:39 AM, Richard Shea wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Apr 2009 06:26:54 -0400, "Duncan Murdoch"
> <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca> said:
>> Richard Shea wrote:
>> > Hi - I've got an existing 1.4.x installation on windows using SVNSERVE
>> > (no Apache involved) which I want to upgrade to 1.6.x.
>> >
>> > I've downloaded svn-win32-1.6.1.zip.
>> >
>> > >From various things I'd read I expected to find an installer within that
>> > ZIP but there isn't one (or if there I can't find it).
>> >
>> > As my current installation is at E:\bin\installed\SVN\Subversion I'm
>> > guessing the best approach (after stopping all SVNSERVE sessions) is to
>> > delete the contents of that directory and to unzip svn-win32-1.6.1.zip
>> > into that directory. I'd really just like some confirmation that this is
>> > what I should do - I can't find it written down anywhere what you should
>> > do when upgrading via binaries.
>> >
>> >
>> I wouldn't delete that, just rename it to Subversion14 or something.
>> You may find you want to go back to 1.4. (Back up your working copies
>> and repositories first: 1.4 won't be able to work with a working copy
>> after 1.6 has touched it. The repository won't be upgraded
>> automatically, but you might choose to do so.)
>>
> That's great - thanks for the advice. Would you just clarify something
> you said there ....
>> ...........................The repository won't be upgraded
>> automatically, but you might choose to do so.)
>
> I'm not sure whether you're saying it's a good idea to do some sort of
> manual upgrade of the repos ... but you see to suggest this isn't
> necessary ? Could you expand please ?

The repository has new features. svn 1.6.x can work with the old
repository, but it won't be able to use those features. (For the list
of what they are, see the release notes online.) If you want to use
them, you need to upgrade the repository: but then 1.4 version tools
won't be able to work with it. (I believe 1.4 client side tools will
still be fine, as long as they are working with a 1.4 working copy, but
check online.)

Duncan Murdoch

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