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Re: Newbie questions

From: Sindbad the Seafarer <sindbad.the.seafarer_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2003-07-19 18:33:50 CEST

Concerning Re: Newbie questions
Garrett Rooney wrote on 19 Jul 2003, 8:33, at least in part:

> Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> >>B)
> >>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.

Well, this may explain why import worked but nothing else.
However, it is enough to know it's better to go the server path,
either Apache or svnserve.

Jan Hendrik

> -garrett

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