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Re: Upgrading repo without using svnserve

From: David Chapman <dcchapman_at_acm.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 00:30:09 -0800

On 11/10/2011 12:05 AM, Richard Boyce wrote:
> This may be a stupid question, but I'm using svn (via TortoiseSVN and
> client 1.16.16) to a file-based repo (i.e. no subversion server). When
> I try to re-integrate a branch, I get "Retrieval of merginfo
> unsupported".
> Searches for this say I need to upgrade the repo with "svnadmin
> --upgrade" - but svnadmin is part of svnserver, which I don't use. Do
> I have to install svnserve (or just svnadmin) to do this (then
> uninstall svnserve if I don't want to continue with it?)
svnadmin is a command-line executable. I don't know how TortoiseSVN is
packaged, but you do not have to go through svnserve to use svnadmin.
You can either install svnadmin.exe by itself (if possible) or install
the svnserve package, then use only svnadmin.exe. Not knowing which
DLLs are needed to run svnadmin.exe, I can't tell you how much to delete
afterwards, but I would expect that you can leave everything in place.
If TortoiseSVN insists on going through svnserve.exe, you should be able
to delete just that.

It may be better to ask this question on the TortoiseSVN list.

     David Chapman         dcchapman_at_acm.org
     Chapman Consulting -- San Jose, CA
Received on 2011-11-10 09:30:50 CET

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