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Re: Giving up with SVN? [Re: Strange problems with svn.debian.org]

On Wednesday 31 March 2004 21.56, Jérôme Marant wrote:

> jerome@svn.debian.org's password:
> svn: Berkeley DB error while opening environment for filesystem
> /svn/pkg-emacs/db: Permission denied
> jerome@haydn:~$ svnadmin recover /svn/pkg-emacs
> Please wait; recovering the repository may take some time...
> svn: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery

I had exactly this problem, and the solution was much less dramatic than 
the problem sounds: it was a permission problem. The db directory in the 
repository didn't have its sticky bit set, and so the newest database log 
file was 0640 instead of 0660.

Yes, subversion should definitely fail more gracefully in this case!

-- vbi

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