Subversion Upgrade Question - 1.5.3 to 1.5.4
Which Windows client are you using?
The TortoiseSVN update path has been pretty flawless for me so far. You just download the latest installer, run it, and you're back to work.
The only time I had a problem was upgrading from 1.4x to 1.5x, you have to restart your computer after this installation, otherwise you will start getting all sorts of funky errors because the Tortoise SVN in the memory cache will be outdated and incompatible.
After reboot everything was fine. The repositories always get automatic updates, and if the change record says nothing, you can update without issue.
Updating the client side of things should be a low concern, just back up your working copy, do the update, and if you run into problems, check the project into a new folder, move all changed files, and all your settings.
Updating the repository may have more impact, but again, I still have a problem on the other side of the system.
Having backups is a reliable failure.
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I am assuming that you are trying to update the Windows command line client. As far as I know there are 5 main versions of these binaries
- Collabnet Subversion Download [Registration required]
- Tiger zip files
- Tigris setup [usually delayed]
- Slik Subversion win32 / x64 MSI [For clients only; no apache modules]
- VisualSVN Server [Server, but contains client tools.
Usually you just need to pick one source and use the same source to get updates as they don't update each other.
If you just need a client (and not local server support) I would recommend using the collabnet or Slik settings as they have a clean update path.
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