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Re: Svn 1.8.3 error: E200007

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2013 18:36:03 +0200

On 31.08.2013 18:23, Tom Browder wrote:
> I have just today started using the svn merge command to update my
> private branch from a remote repo trunk on Sourceforge.
> In my branch work dir I execute:
> $ svn merge ^/brlcad/trunk .
> and the response is:
> svn: E200007: Retrieval of mergeinfo unsupported by
> 'svn+ssh://tbrowder2@svn.code.sf.net/p/brlcad/code/brlcad/branches/attr-extension-mods
> <http://tbrowder2@svn.code.sf.net/p/brlcad/code/brlcad/branches/attr-extension-mods>'
> I see some mail in the archives about the same error number but not
> the exact same command.
> I am using old (but legit) Debian apr and apr-util libraries but I am
> using the latest serf embedded with the svn source (./get-deps.sh).
> Note the "old" way does work:
> $ svn merge ^/brlcad/trunk -r57266:HEAD
> but keeping track of the revs is a real pain. Should I file a bug?
> (I got the same error with ver 1.8.1.)

Your problem is that either the server is too old, or the repository
format is too old to support mergeinfo. Most likely the repository was
created by a version of svnadmin older than 1.5, and never upgraded. See:


-- Brane

Branko Čibej | Director of Subversion
WANdisco // Non-Stop Data
e. brane_at_wandisco.com
Received on 2013-08-31 18:36:41 CEST

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