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RE: older versions of the subversion server

From: Thomas Loy <Thomas.Loy_at_cbeyond.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 16:18:33 -0400

We just upgraded from 1.3 to 1.6.x. Fortunately, we also got new servers for the new version, so that helped up. We upgraded by installing SVN on the new servers, exporting our repositories from the old (current production) servers, and importing to the new servers. If you have that option, it worked very well for us as we were able to do a dry run of the complete upgrade process.

No, when working with the enterprise’s software repository, you can’t be too cautious. When planning an “in place” upgrade, it would be good to start with your current version and work out any issues you find on the upgrade. On the bright side, we had virtually no issues on our upgrade – the major issue was trying to get all of our users to upgrade their clients.



From: Alin [mailto:alin.tomoiaga_at_ttu.edu]
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2010 4:09 PM
To: Ryan Schmidt
Cc: users_at_subversion.apache.org
Subject: Re: older versions of the subversion server

That is a very good question.

Our subversion server has not been updated in a while and it is still on version 1.4.2. I was looking into updating it to take advantage of the new merge tracking features (among others).

Since we are using such an old version, I wanted to replicate our production environment on a test server (thus requiring version 1.4.2) and performing the upgrade there first.

Do you think I am being overly cautious? What are the chances for a problem to occur in the upgrade process?

Thank you,

-----Original Message-----
From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2010b_at_ryandesign.com<mailto:Ryan%20Schmidt%20%3csubversion-2010b_at_ryandesign.com%3e>>
To: Tomoiaga, Alin <alin.tomoiaga_at_ttu.edu<mailto:%22Tomoiaga,%20Alin%22%20%3calin.tomoiaga_at_ttu.edu%3e>>
Cc: users_at_subversion.apache.org <users_at_subversion.apache.org<mailto:%22users_at_subversion.apache.org%22%20%3cusers_at_subversion.apache.org%3e>>
Subject: Re: older versions of the subversion server
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 16:13:32 -0500

On Jun 16, 2010, at 11:11, Alin wrote:

> I am trying to install an older version of subversion (1.4.2) on two Linux systems Ubuntu and Red Hat ( 2.6.31-20-generic Ubuntu and 2.6.18-164.el5 ) and I am having a hard time locating the older version packages for subversion.

> I tried both the Ubuntu and Red Hat repositories and the subversion website.

> Can you please tell me if these packages are still available for download?

Certainly the source is still available from the Subversion project's web site. Not sure where you'd get older precompiled packages for various OSes.

Note that Subversion 1.4.x and earlier are unsupported by now, and when 1.7.0 comes out, support for 1.5.x will be dropped. Why do you need to use such an old version?

Received on 2010-06-17 22:19:13 CEST

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