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Re: Newbie questions

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2003-07-19 14:33:23 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

>>I could successfully create a repository on a network drive mapped
>>to my local machine as N:\ (both running Win2000). But then
>>mkdir, import, commit etc. commands failed. I suppose this is the
>>expected behaviour as according to the book file:///drive:/path shall
>>work only locally. However, under Windows mapping a network
>>drive to the local machine *shall* treat this drive just as a local
>>drive, thus leaving all network stuff to the OS.
> Is this really the case? file:/// won't work on SMB-mounted drives?
> Why is this thus?

Well, it may work, but it won't work reliably... Berkeley DB doesn't
play nicely on network filesystems, so you're playing with fire either
way, but I'd also be curious why things actually failed.


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