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

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2010a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 15:18:27 -0600

On Mar 12, 2010, at 14:08, Johan Corveleyn wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 1:26 PM, Ricardo Coelho wrote:
>>
>
>> 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.

I see no reason to assume just the newline is missing from the revision; most likely, other critical information is missing as well. Can you restore this revision from your backups?
Received on 2010-03-12 22:19:01 CET

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