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Upgrade of the default svn client to version 1.5.2 on lbgw0[1-2].

On lbgw01 and lbgw02, svn is now version 1.5.2. This tool is installed in the directory "/opt/CollabNet_Subversion/". In order to use this latest version by default, a link is set this way : "/usr/bin/svn -> /opt/CollabNet_Subversion/bin/svn".

If you wish to continue to use the version 1.4.4, it is possible using "/usr/bin/svn.old".

Since the default version of svn has been upgraded to 1.5, a problem can occur.


The full error message is: This client is too old to work with working copy '.'; please get a newer Subversion client.

You will get this error message once you have used a Subversion client linked with a higher Subversion version, and then try to execute a command with a Subversion client linked with an older version, e.g., you used an 1.5.x client on your working copy, and now you try an svn 1.4.x client on the same working copy.


The reason for this is that Subversion 1.4 and 1.5 upgrade the working copies transparently on every command. But once the working copy format is upgraded, older clients can't access the working copy anymore because they don't know the new format.

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-- JeanChristopheGarnier - 17 Oct 2008

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