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

From: Ricardo Coelho <coelho.ric_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 19:55:59 +0100

On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 21:08, Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> 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).
>

We are migrating to a shared server with backups. But the server still
a 1.4.x version.

> 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.
>
> HTH,
> Johan
>

Finally, I looked a bit the "revs" file, it was corrupted (cut ...).
Since it was a fork of an another repository i backuped this file from
the "original" repository.
Then, everything worked.

Sorry for disturbance
Received on 2010-03-14 19:56:48 CET

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