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Re: 1.4 -> 1.6 via binaries on Windows

From: Richard Shea <richardshea_at_fastmail.fm>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 23:54:13 +1200

On Fri, 17 Apr 2009 07:52:37 -0400, "Duncan Murdoch"
<murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca> said:
> 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.)
>

OK great - I understand now I am interested in those features but I will
backup first ! - thanks for all your help.

regards

Richard.

 
> Duncan Murdoch
>
Received on 2009-04-17 13:55:08 CEST

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