Minor SVN hiccup

Anyone who tried to access SPDO via the subversion repo since Saturday may have run into a slight problem: namely a session that looked something like this:

ratatosk:svn sjan$ svn co http://www.evardsson.com/repos/projects/spdo/ spdo
svn: Could not open the requested SVN filesystem

I only became aware of it this morning, and I knew (almost) right away where the problem might lie. I was still able to access the repos via svn (in the internal network) and via file (from the server) but could not access them from http or https. I checked the svn version number and got this:

xxxx spdo # svn --version
svn, version 1.5.6 (r36142)
   compiled Mar 21 2009, 09:44:24

Copyright (C) 2000-2008 CollabNet.
Subversion is open source software, see http://subversion.tigris.org/
This product includes software developed by CollabNet (http://www.Collab.Net/).

The following repository access (RA) modules are available:

* ra_neon : Module for accessing a repository via WebDAV protocol using Neon.
  - handles 'http' scheme
  - handles 'https' scheme
* ra_svn : Module for accessing a repository using the svn network protocol.
  - with Cyrus SASL authentication
  - handles 'svn' scheme
* ra_local : Module for accessing a repository on local disk.
  - handles 'file' scheme

Ok, so this version built on Saturday when I did my latest updates. So, ra_svn works, ra_local works but ra_neon does not. I recalled that neon upgraded from 0.28.3 to 0.28.4 on the same day with the warning:

  * Neon has a policy of breaking API across minor versions, this means
 * that any package that links against neon may be broken after
 * updating. They will remain broken until they are ported to the
 * new API. You can downgrade neon to the previous version by doing:
 *
 *   emerge --oneshot '<net-misc/neon-0.28'
 *
 * You may also have to downgrade any package that has already been
 * ported to the new API.

That shouldn’t be needed (downgrading earlier than 0.28) since everything was working fine with 0.28.3 so, a quick

emerge --oneshot =net-misc/neon-0.28.3

and all is right with the world again.

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