NFS and Subversion

Published: Wednesday, Dec 26, 2007 Last modified: Monday, May 10, 2021

!They do not mix! HOWTO TEST FSFS

tar zxf subversion-1.2.1.tar.gz

cd subversion-1.2.1

./configure --prefix=/home/myhome/opt --without-berkeley-db --with-ssl  \

--with-zlib --enable-all-static


make fsfscheck

If there is any sort of error, there is probably a problem. About berkeley-db You can’t just do a cp -r with the repo, because you’ll get an inconsistent database. Use hotcopy.

svnadmin hotcopy /path/to/nfs/share/repo /local/normal/fs/mount/repo

If you did a cp -r or a tar or something, use svnadmin recover to fix up the repo. Then once you have found a new “NFS share”-free home for the repo, your working dirs need to switch their URL to the new repo, using:

svn switch --relocate