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Re: "Revision file lacks trailing newline" on a "small" project

From: Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 21:08:21 +0100

On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 1:26 PM, Ricardo Coelho <coelho.ric_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> We have a SVN server on Solaris 8 with many repositories.
> To migrate, I do dumps. But for one repository, I have a "Revision file
> lacks trailing newline" error.
> The server's version is 1.4.3.

Hm, svn 1.4 is actually not supported anymore (meaning there won't be
any 1.4.x releases anymore). Of course some people on this list may be
able to still help you, but I suggest that you upgrade your server as
soon as you can (but maybe that's what you're doing now actually).

I don't really know what you can/should do with this error. But,
pragmatically, I'd try to simply add a trailing newline to that
particular revision file and see if it helps (of course make a backup
copy of that rev file first).

If that doesn't help, maybe the tool fsfsverify can help fix the
revision file (it seems to be able to handle/fix some forms of rev
file corruption). Google will help you find it.

Received on 2010-03-12 21:08:52 CET

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