subversion woes!

Scott Paul Robertson spr at
Thu Mar 3 23:37:10 MST 2005

On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 11:10:53PM -0700, Corey Edwards wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-03-03 at 22:43, tuxgirl at wrote:
> > However, it gave me the following errors:
> > Repository lock acquired.
> > Please wait; recovering the repository may take some time...
> > svn: Unknown FS type 'bdb'
> > 
> > I'm assuming it's having problems with the berkeley db, but I'm not sure
> > why, or why it wouldn't be having problems on the other projects in the
> > repository... I'm pretty sure that subversion is not using berkdb,
> > that's confusing me. 
> You most definitely are using berkely db. That's how subversion works.
> Whereas cvs stores all your source files as files, subversion sticks
> them into a berkley db. I don't know all the details, but that's the
> 20,000 foot view.

Not to be a spoil sport, but she could be using fsfs (New in svn 1.1).
Not plain files, but not bdb either (which allows it to work on nfs
shares and the like).

Scott Paul Robertson
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