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how to upgrade svn 1.4.0 to latest? (free bsd 6.1)

Posted on 2009-07-08
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O/S - FreeBSD 6.1
svn, version 1.4.0 (r21228)

I'd like to upgrade to the latest svn version.... what's the best way to do this?
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portupgrade
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i understand i can upgrade from portupgrade.  Do i need to remove the svn appliaction before i do port upgrade?

Could any harm come to my FSFS repositories if i upgrade the svn application to the latest version?
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1) update source - csup
2) read release notes mentioning SVN - you may need to dump its storage into text and import back
3) when sure about what to do -backup and  portupgrade -fRr boom
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from what i'm reading... when upgrading between major versions it says to always do a full dump of every repository... upgrade, then load the dumps back in to the new version.

The book i read said you can upgrade repos to new versions, but you cannot revert the repo back if something goes wrong (to the old version).  The full repo dumps would ensure i can revert back if any problems occur.

Would you agree with that?
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You have to create a dump before trying to upgrade.
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