Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

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I think you need run svnadmin recover:

fn@lunix:~$ svn co svn://colorstudy.com/home/ianb/slideshow slideshow
svn: Berkeley DB error while opening environment for filesystem /var/lib/subversion/repository/db:
DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
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