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Re: How to safely upgrade svn on ubuntu 16?

From: Bo Berglund <bo.berglund_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2019 23:24:40 +0100

On Wed, 27 Feb 2019 08:44:25 +0100, Bo Berglund
<bo.berglund_at_gmail.com> wrote:

>I am running svn on Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS.
>It reports the following:
>$ svn --version
>svn, version 1.9.3 (r1718519)
> compiled Aug 10 2017, 16:59:15 on x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
>The Ubuntu machine acts as a backup for a Windows 16 based VisualSvn
>server running at a separate location.
>Backups are performed using nightly svnsync commands via the Internet.
>The Ubuntu machine and svn were setup for this purpose about a year
>ago and since then Ubuntu has been kept updated using apt upgrade and
>apt dist-upgrade as adviced on the login screen when I regularly check
>in via PuTTY.
>But it seems like svn is not being touched by these operations....
>So what is the advice on what to do in order to at least get to the
>latest 1.9 stable release of svn on this machine?
>It seems like that would be 1.9.10...
>Since this is a production backup server I am reluctant to risk
>breaking it, obviously.

More questions after some extensive googling:

On terminal (PuTTY) login this headless server machine displays:

New release '18.04.2 LTS' available.
Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it.

Since the svn I use is from the Xenial repository (for Ubuntu 16.04
LTS) maybe there will never be a later svn version there?

If so is it safe to use do-release-upgrade (as suggested on login) to
move from Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS to 18.04.2 LTS instead in order to switch
to a newer ubuntu update repository and therefore get subversion
upgradeable to later versions?

Will I risk damaging the svn installation or repository data by doing
Or do I have any other option?

Bo Berglund
Developer in Sweden
Received on 2019-02-27 23:25:25 CET

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