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Entries file is empty

Technote (troubleshooting)


An svn entries file (either for the policy or the etc directory or both) is empty. As a result, important files cannot be checked out and edited in Impact.


Errors such as:

svn: Can't read file '/opt/netcool/impact/policy/.svn/entries': End of file found

Important files cannot be edited in the GUI. If it's the entries file under $IMPACT_HOME/policy then policies will be effected. If it's the entries file under $IMPACT_HOME/etc then it will be datasources, datatypes and services among other items.

Diagnosing the problem

Navigate to $IMPACT_HOME/policy/.svn or $IMPACT_HOME/etc/.svn and check the entries file.

Resolving the problem

The regular steps for rebuilding the SVN (see linked URL) rely on the entries files being in a good state and will not work in the case that an entries file is empty or completely corrupted. Instead, these steps should be followed:

  1. Stop eWAS.
  2. Ensure that NCHOME is set to the root of your Impact installation
  3. Back up and manually remove the policy/.svn and etc/.svn directories and the NCHOME/platform/<arch>/svn/repository directory.
  4. Recreate the svn repository:
      • $NCHOME/platform/<arch>/svn/bin/svnadmin create $NCHOME/platform/<arch>/svn/repository
  5. Start SVN:
      • cd $NCHOME/impact/install
      • ./nci_startsvn $NCHOME/platform/<arch>/svn/bin $NCHOME/platform/<arch>/svn/repository
  6. Check the entries files under etc and policy to make sure they are populated.
  7. If all looks good, restart eWAS, login as your admin user and check that you can work with your various files.

Related information

Rebuilding the SVN

Document information

More support for: Tivoli Netcool/Impact

Software version: 5.1, 5.1.1

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris

Reference #: 1643998

Modified date: 30 July 2013

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