Subversion upgrades of existing dirs

Dimitry Andric dim at
Thu Dec 22 17:51:08 UTC 2011

On 2011-12-22 18:33, Sean Bruno wrote:
> How do I upgrade an existing svn tree with the current svn client.  I
> don't really get what the client is trying to tell me here.
> [sbruno at ref9-xen32 /dumpster/scratch/sbruno-scratch/9]$ svn up
> svn: E155036: Please see the 'svn upgrade' command
> svn: E155036: Working copy '/dumpster/scratch/sbruno-scratch/9' is an
> old development version (format 12); to upgrade it, use a format 18
> client, then use 'tools/dev/wc-ng/bumpt
> [sbruno at ref9-xen32 /dumpster/scratch/sbruno-scratch/9]$ svn upgrade .
> svn: E155019: Can't upgrade '/dumpster/scratch/sbruno-scratch/9' as it
> is not a pre-1.7 working copy directory
> svn: E150000: Missing default entry

This is on an NFS share, right?  That is most likely fixed by running
NFSv4, or by making sure rpc.lockd and rpc.statd run on both server and

It looks like Subversion needs file locking to work in a certain way,
otherwise it will give these obscure messages.  Maybe it is useful to
report it to the Subversion guys...  (and hopefully not get the answer
"don't do that" back :)

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