SVN Commit Error: Can't close activity db

Recently, I moved one of my SVN repositories onto a new server. Everything seemed fine until I tried to commit.

SVN complained:

svn commit . --message ‘….’ svn: Commit failed (details follow): svn: Can’t close activity db: Error string not specified yet

And the server logs show:

[Wed Dec 03 22:53:20 2008] [error] [client 207.7.129.212] Could not create activity /svn/!svn/act/cc8c14b8-904b-4438-872d-e129baae67bb.  [500, #0] [Wed Dec 03 22:53:20 2008] [error] [client 207.7.129.212] could not close dbm files.  [500, #89026] [Wed Dec 03 22:53:20 2008] [error] [client 207.7.129.212] Can’t close activity db: Error string not specified yet  [500, #89026]

Turns out, DAV keeps some cache files around in your SVN ‘dav’ directory. Removing all the ‘activ*’ files solved my problem.

One comment

  1. Erik, you mistyped the version control command! It's "git", not "svn".
    :-)

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