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upgrade Subversion from version 1.6 to svn, version 1.8.15 (r1718365)

From: Hom, Margaret <Margaret.Hom_at_ucsf.edu>
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2016 01:30:18 +0000

I installed version 1.8.15, copied the working directory from an existing 1.6 version server to this new server. I su logged in as subvadm, cd to working directory, cd to one of the working directory ais_repos. I issued the command 'svn upgrade', but I got the error not a working copy root, file not found error. (please see the following copy and paste).
I am new to the Subversion. Please advise.
Margaret Hom

[sfaismh_at_vx63 ~]$ su - subvadm
[subvadm_at_vx63 ~]$ cd /subv_repos
[subvadm_at_vx63 subv_repos]$ cd ais_repos
[subvadm_at_vx63 ais_repos]$ svn upgrade
svn: E155019: Can't upgrade '/subv_repos/ais_repos' as it is not a working copy root
svn: E000002: Working copy database '/subv_repos/ais_repos/.svn/wc.db' not found
svn: E000002: Additional errors:
svn: E000002: Can't open file '/subv_repos/ais_repos/.svn/entries': No such file or directory
Received on 2016-02-20 04:09:54 CET

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