Changing automatic upgrades of working copies from Subversion

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Bamboo automatically upgrades any source code it checks out, to be compatible with a particular version of Subversion. If you then use an older Subversion client to access this code, any Bamboo builds on that code may fail.

If you want to prevent Bamboo from automatically upgrading any source code checked out, you will need to run Bamboo with the following system property:


where X.X is the SVN version that you want to retain for your code.
(info) Valid values for this parameter are 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7

For example, setting this parameter to 1.5 tells Bamboo to:

  • check out code to version 1.5 if no working copy exists, and
  • not to automatically upgrade any already checked out code of an existing working copy to be compatible with Subversion 1.6.

To change this parameter for your Bamboo instance you can add the parameter with a '-D' prefix and appropriate value, in your command line when starting Bamboo. e.g. -Dbamboo.svn.wc.format=1.5

Last modified on Jun 27, 2013

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