[rancid] Re: svn commit fails during rancid-run

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Fri Jun 30 18:05:10 UTC 2006

Fri, Jun 30, 2006 at 02:00:23PM -0400, Aaron Wise:
> I'm running Rancid with subversion, and was wondering if anyone else  
> is seeing commit failures when running rancid-run (with SVN):
> svn: Commit failed (details follow):
> svn: Out of date: '/repos' in transaction '9-1'
> It appears that this is known subversion behavior-- although I don't  
> fully understand the reason for the behavior, and don't know if this  
> is consistent across other subversion versions. :)  I have not seen  
> this issue on my CVS based installation.
> subversion-1.3.1 (installed from FreeBSD ports)
> rancid-2.3.2a4 (substituted for the rancid-2.3.1 FreeBSD port)
> I was able to work around this issue by inserting a "$RCSSYS update"  
> before each commit line in rancid-cvs and control_rancid.

Someone or something must be mucking with your respository.  I'd suggest
that you change the ownership & permissions of the files and directories
where your repository lies such that no other can alter them.

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