Backport subversion 1.6.5dfsg-1ubuntu1

Bug #382048 reported by otakuj462 on 2009-05-31
This bug affects 11 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Hardy Backports
Nominated for Trunk by DaveAbrahams
Intrepid Ibex Backports
Jaunty Jackalope Backports
subversion (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Jaunty by Brian Wawok
Nominated for Karmic by Brian Wawok

Bug Description

Binary package hint: subversion

Subversion 1.5.1 is currently in hardy-backports. Subversion 1.6.1 should be backported to Hardy as well.

Tangible benefits:
 - the main reason to upgrade is interoperability with other subversion clients: the format for a working directory has changed in 1.6; a 1.6 client will automatically update it to the new format. Ubuntu's version will no longer work once this happens.
- improved conflict handling
- improved SSL security and integration with password managers

Tools outside of Ubuntu such as Eclipse have upgraded making Jaunty's package unable to work once any of the other tools that have touched the working directory.

Anders Kaseorg (andersk) wrote :

I have been working on Subversion 1.6 packages for Ubuntu. Can you test my packages here?

subversion 1.6.1dfsg-1ubuntu2 is in karmic now. Here are debdiffs for
hardy-backports, intrepid-backports, and jaunty-backports. These
packages are all building in my PPA:

Please help test them and report here.

 summary "Backport subversion 1.6.1dfsg-1ubuntu2"
 affects hardy-backports
 affects intrepid-backports
 affects jaunty-backports

summary: - Backport Subversion 1.6.x to hardy
+ Backport subversion 1.6.1dfsg-1ubuntu2

I've installed the packages from your PPA and am currently using them. If I find any problems, I'll report them here.


Filipe Sousa (natros) wrote :

The only problem I have with this version is with subclipse plugin for eclipse. The fallowing link describes the problem I'm facing :

Filipe Sousa (natros) wrote :

I'm using 9.04 (amd64)

William R Otte (wotte) wrote :

I have installed this on my hardy instance that is headless (i.e., no running X11). I get the following whenever I try to run subversion:

** (process:8016): WARNING **: couldn't connect to dbus session bus: dbus-launch failed to autolaunch D-Bus session: Autolaunch error: X11 initialization failed.

Anders Kaseorg (andersk) wrote :

Yeah, the Debian maintainer has mentioned that problem <>. A workaround is to disable gnome-keyring support in the [auth] section of ~/.subversion/config:

### Set password stores used by Subversion. They should be
### delimited by spaces or commas. The order of values determines
### the order in which password stores are used.
### Valid password stores:
### gnome-keyring (Unix-like systems)
### kwallet (Unix-like systems)
### keychain (Mac OS X)
### windows-cryptoapi (Windows)
password-stores =

Justin Dugger (jldugger) on 2009-06-24
description: updated
Justin Dugger (jldugger) wrote :

Am I correct in noting that 1.6 adds three new build dependencies?

I've installed the jaunty PPA packages; no problems installing, nor with the basics (update, diff, status, commit).

Anders Kaseorg (andersk) wrote :

> Am I correct in noting that 1.6 adds three new build dependencies?

That’s right: libsqlite3-dev (>= 3.4), libgnome-keyring-dev, libdbus-1-dev.

This minor update fixes some Suggests: db4.7-util that should be
db4.6-util, and adds LP closers.

I successfully tested your subversion package on intrepid.

Brett Randall (javabrett) wrote :

I've been running:

Architecture: amd64
Version: 1.6.1dfsg-1ubuntu2~jaunty~andersk1


Linux ubuntu 2.6.28-13-generic #45-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 30 22:12:12 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux

... and I'm very happy with it. Thanks for the backport!


chengt (chengt) wrote :

This hasn't been touched for almost a month but the testing seem to be mostly positive.

I'm running your package on 9.04 and it works great, thanks.

Please add to the Jaunty Backport repository.

subversion package version: 1.6.1dfsg-1ubuntu2~jaunty1~andersk1
system: Linux laptop 2.6.28-15-generic #49-Ubuntu SMP Tue Aug 18 18:40:08 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

Emile Maher (emile-maher) wrote :

2.6.28-14-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Sat Jul 25 01:19:55 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Just installed it, seems fine.

Here’s an update for subversion 1.6.5dfsg-1ubuntu1, which entered Karmic
a few days ago.

 summary "Backport subversion 1.6.5dfsg-1ubuntu1"

summary: - Backport subversion 1.6.1dfsg-1ubuntu2
+ Backport subversion 1.6.5dfsg-1ubuntu1

Thanks, update is working fine.

Lachlan (lodea) wrote :

I just installed this on Hardy, and everything looks good so far. I'm running it as a server via Apache.

Max Bowsher (maxb) wrote :

It is my understanding that backports bugs do not require / should not have a bugtask on the ubuntu source package, so I am closing that bugtask.

Changed in subversion (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Jake Cobb (error404) wrote :

With this package (Version: 1.6.5dfsg-1ubuntu1~hardy1~andersk1), I get the following warning:

ATTENTION! Your password for authentication realm:

   <> XXXXXX

can only be stored to disk unencrypted! You are advised to configure
your system so that Subversion can store passwords encrypted, if
possible. See the documentation for details.

You can avoid future appearances of this warning by setting the value
of the 'store-plaintext-passwords' option to either 'yes' or 'no' in
Store password unencrypted (yes/no)?

I'm using KDE as my desktop environment instead of GNOME. I understand Subversion 1.6 can support both GNOME Keyring and KDE KWallet for encrypted password storage, but requires compile-time options to do this. While I can run the gnome-keyring-daemon as a workaround, could this please be rebuilt with KDE support?

Valentin Rocher (bishiboosh) wrote :

On hardy, subversion doesn't build, with the error :
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  pbuilder-satisfydepends-dummy: Depends: libdb4.7-dev which is a virtual package.
                                 Depends: default-jdk which is a virtual package.

Changed in hardy-backports:
status: New → Incomplete
Anders Kaseorg (andersk) wrote :

Valentin: See the debdiffs I already posted in comment #17.

Changed in hardy-backports:
status: Incomplete → New
Cosme Domínguez (cosme) wrote :
Changed in intrepid-backports:
status: New → Invalid
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

jaunty is no longer supported and will receive no further updates

Changed in jaunty-backports:
status: New → Invalid
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