2.2.1 needs Time::Progress

Bug #317487 reported by Swen Thümmler on 2009-01-15
This bug affects 12 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
svk (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: svk

the new version 2.2.1 (thanks for the fast packaging) needs the perl module Time::Progress for mirroring, which is not yet available as an ubuntu package. Solution: either remove the progress parts from Mirror.pm and Mirror/Backend/SVNRa.pm or provide libtime-progress-perl.

Allisson Azevedo (allisson) wrote :

I'll try to provide libtime-progress-perl

Changed in svk:
assignee: nobody → allisson
status: New → Confirmed
Ilja Pavkovic (ipavkovic) wrote :

it is enough to change the function progress in Notify.pm, something like

--- Notify.pm~ 2008-08-05 05:39:23.000000000 +0200
+++ Notify.pm 2009-03-06 12:00:46.681242453 +0100
@@ -211,6 +211,7 @@

 sub progress {
     my $self = shift;
+ return;
     require Time::Progress;
     return if $self->{quiet};
     my $progress = Time::Progress->new();

you will lose some messages but on the other hand svk is still working

Ted Gould (ted) wrote :

As a work around it seems if you add:


To the top of ~/.svk/config it goes away. Another error comes up, but seems to atleast stop the progress error. I'm not sure where the setting goes though, it seems to disappear.

VinceLe (legoll) wrote :

Another way to fix it is to run:

sudo cpan Time::Progress

LimCore (limcore) wrote :

Good job making SVK useless after upgrade to 9.04, thanks Ubuntu.

At least there is this work around.

So what are we waiting for, lets put it to repos?

Artur Rona (ari-tczew) on 2009-08-17
tags: added: upgrade
Allisson Azevedo (allisson) wrote :

libtime-progress-perl is available in debian unstable:


Changed in svk (Ubuntu):
assignee: Allisson Azevedo (allisson) → MOTU (motu)
Piotr Czachur (zimnyx) wrote :

Don't add "use_progress=0" like Tedd suggested, because after running some svk command you will *loose* your svk config - svk will overwrite it with a few new lines brand-new config, and become unusable!!! (Can't call method "find" on unblessed reference at /usr/share/perl5/SVK/XD.pm line 361.)
That's what happened to me, and I can reproduce it.

astrotom (t-rauscher) wrote :

Is there a fix yet? Would need it urgently as I am heavily using SVK. Thanks a lot Ubuntu for breaking this!

LimCore (limcore) wrote :

Does this cause heavy data loss (like, actuall SVK repository) - or "just" the configuration file? Any work aroiund?

Allisson Azevedo (allisson) wrote :
Changed in svk (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
scoder (scoder) wrote :

Lucid package works perfectly for me in karmic.

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