Subversion Upgrade

Randy McMurchy randy at
Wed Nov 29 10:44:30 PST 2006

Jeremy Huntwork wrote:
> Hey Guys,
> Just a heads up concerning the latest Subversion release, 1.4.2. A very
> simple build/configuration built fine against current LFS svn.
> Apparently there are some major improvements with this release:
>     *  svnsync, a new repository mirroring tool
>     * Huge working-copy performance improvements
>     * Support for BerkeleyDB 4.4 and its "auto recovery" feature
>     * Size improvements to the binary delta algorithm
>     * A handful of new command switches
>     * Many improved APIs
>     * More than 40 new bugfixes
> More on the BDB updates: "Subversion 1.4 can now be compiled against
> BerkeleyDB 4.4, which has a new "auto-recovery" feature. If a Subversion
> server process crashes and leaves the repository in an inconsistent
> state, the next process which attempts to access the repository will
> notice the problem, grab exclusive control of the repository, and
> automatically recover it. In theory (and in our testing), this new
> feature makes BerkeleyDB-based repositories just as wedge-proof as FSFS
> repositories."
> --
> JH

Please review the comments about the new Subversion in You apparently
overlooked these critical items (removing certain packages from the
distribution). Of course, if it is determined that we should go to
1.4.x for BLFS-6.2, then we will consider it, but right now I believe
the path is to update to the newest 1.3.x version and do 1.4.x after

Please, don't hesitate to comment. I've been out of touch with BLFS
for quite a while now and am just getting back in action.


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