Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 669535
Regression: svnadmin hotcopy throws error
Last modified: 2013-09-23 07:16:56 EDT
Description of problem:
Part of the news in RHEL 5.6 is a newer generation of subversion (from version 1.4.2 to version 1.6.11). However, after the upgrade, backups using the "svnadmin hotcopy" yield an error message. The resulting backup _seems_ to be OK, but I'm not completely sure.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Every time, after upgrading from RHEL 5.5 to 5.6.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Given a RHEL 5.5 installation with at least one working Subversion repository.
2. Upgrade to RHEL 5.6.
3. Run the "svnadmin hotcopy" command.
svnadmin: Can't open file 'REPONAME/db/fsfs.conf': No such file or directory
Putting the error message in a search engine reveals that it's not an unknown problem: It seems that the problem was introduced in Subversion v. 1.6.11 and was probably fixed in 1.6.13 by this change:
I think that RHEL 5.6's Subversion should either be upgraded to version 1.6.13 (or later), or someone should consider if the isolated change in revision 980811 is safe to back-port.
Thanks for the report, and sorry about the regression.
That looks fine to backport. It looks like a simple workaround would be to run:
before the hotcopy for older repos, though I haven't verified that.
I believe that this bug can be closed, now that RHSA-2011:0327 is out.
Thanks - in fact for internal purposes we need to keep this bug open, since the released erratum comes from a different development branch.