Thanks for the quick response.
1. I don't need or want subvertpy. I just noticed that the error was in
pysvn. I'll stick with what you guys have determined works best; i.e.,
2. I created the site directory from scratch, but then tried to find stuff
from the backup site directory to tweak. The only thing that looked
interesting was the uploaded/files content, which I ended up copying to the
3. I don't remember ever setting passwords for the repositories. I see
what I guess is encrypted passwords in the scmtools_repository table. They
are encrypted and do *not* start with a tab, so I guess that is the problem.
How do I change them again? If I go into "Repositories" as the admin and
click on a repository, I get the same error. Can I change them directly in
the database (as plain text)?
On Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 3:25:33 PM UTC-4, Christian Hammond wrote:
> Hi David,
> First, to cover the PySVN vs. Subvertpy question, Subvertpy was only the
> default for the first release or two of 2.0.x. It had a lot of
> compatibility problems and broke in far too many situations, so we flipped
> the defaults. If it was working for you and you want to go back to it, you
> can set the following in settings_local.py:
> SVNTOOL_BACKENDS = [
> Alright, on to the problem at hand.
> Passwords for repositories are stored encrypted. Perhaps something went
> wrong between the dump and restore that broke this. Can you check your dump
> file and the contents in the database for the repository
> (scmtools_repository table) to see if it's the expected password in plain
> text, or if it's something encrypted that starts with a tab character? If
> it's neither, that's the problem.
> You can, in this case, change the stored password in the repository to
> your plain text password. The next time Review Board reads the password in
> for the repository, it will re-encrypt it.
> One more thing: Did you copy over the old site directory, or create a new
> one from scratch?
> Review Board - https://www.reviewboard.org
> Beanbag, Inc. - https://www.beanbaginc.com
> On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 11:18 AM, David Carson <dcca...@gmail.com
>> I'm trying to restore a ReviewBoard server after a hardware system
>> failure. This is a live system and I'm under pressure to get it back up.
>> I'm very close to having it working, but I'm hitting a UnicodeDecodeError.
>> (Yes, I know there are other topics on this forum regarding
>> UnicodeDecodeError, but none of them seem quite the same as mine.)
>> The new server is running 2.0.18. The old server was running 2.0.15. I
>> think this may be part of the problem.
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