Retrieval of mergeinfo unsupported (even after repo upgrade)
From: James Thomson <jt_at_james-thomson.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 14:26:12 +0000
I've recently updated my Subversion package on Debian Etch to 1.5.1 via
Retrieval of mergeinfo unsupported by '.'
The '.' isn't important as I get the same message whether I'm SSH'd on
I'll take you through what I did to upgrade and test step by step:
Update of Subversion
Added the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://www.backports.org/debian etch-backports main contrib
and then ran
apt-get -s -t etch-backports install subversion
Checked the version of the subversion installation
Done this by running
and got the following output:
svnadmin, version 1.5.1 (r32289)
Checked the client too using
and got the following
svn, version 1.5.1 (r32289)
Ok, so all looking good so far.
Now I just need to upgrade the repository. After plenty of research, the
svnadmin dump /var/svn/repo > repo.dump
All that seemed to work fine. I then checked to see if the repository
Again this indicated a Subversion 1.5 repository so all looking good.
Now I try and do a merge using the Subversion client in Debian:
svn mergeinfo https://mysvn/repo .
and I get the following error:
svn: Retrieval of mergeinfo unsupported by '.'
I get the same error message whether I'm using the Debian shell on the
If I browse to the repository using my web browser, the version number
Powered by Subversion version 1.4.2 (r22196).
In case it helps, the created date on mod_dav_svn.so is 2009-08-06 18:29
I just cannot figure out why I'm getting this message so any help
Thanks in advance,
PS. I have already posted this to serverfault.com but not much joy so far.
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