Update failure E000022 after upgrade to subversion 1.9.6

Torsten Zuehlsdorff tz at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jul 11 16:33:48 UTC 2017

On 11.07.2017 17:17, duglas wrote:
> Hi,
> After upgrading to subversion 1.9.6
> My latest svn update attempts result in the following.
> svn update /usr/ports
> Updating 'ports':
> svn: E000022: Error converting entry in directory '/usr/ports' to UTF-8
> svn: E000022: Can't convert string from native encoding to 'UTF-8':
> svn: E000022: ?\A89'
> Coincidentally it also occurs when attempting to update /usr/src and 
> /usr/docs as well.
> Attempts to portdowngrade to the 1.9.5 version fail similarly.

Are you sure that this is an update problem?

I remember this error back some time. It occurs only when having 
non-native file names like "Überraschung.txt" in the repo while using a 
shell without having correct encoding set.

(Beside: it works for me without the problems you describe :D)


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