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Re: Sharing repos between Linux and Windows

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2003-09-30 03:20:51 CEST

Mathieu Frenette wrote:
> I chose to use FAT32 for this partition because it was compatible with
> both OSes in read/write, whereas NTFS was only recommendable for
> read-only. However, I know that I might still encounter problems
> related to CR/LFs, not because of the file system type, but rather due
> to the differences in the OSes.

BerkeleyDB database files are not portable between O/S's. You should be happy
that you are able to run recover and get _anything_ useful back. You should set
up another machine to host your repository, rather than trying to share your
DB's. Alternatively, you could get a VMWare license and run Windows inside of
Linux (or <shudder> vice versa) and keep the repository on some other partition.

In any case, FAT32 is not a robust file system; the EOL problems are the least
of your worries, IMSNHO...


John Peacock
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