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Re: multi platform using of subversion

From: Mike Mason <mgm_at_thoughtworks.net>
Date: 2004-01-14 23:40:43 CET

Brian Mathis wrote:

> Sorry, this is not supported, and is a very frequent question.
> Is this in the FAQ yet? I don't see it.

It's not, because it's not really quite that clear cut. Here's a go at a
FAQ entry, people please chime in with comments:

Q: Can I share a repository or working copy between Linux and Windows?

A: Because Subversion uses Berkeley DB as a data store, it's not
possible to share a repository between two different operating systems.
It's also sometimes impossible to share a repository between different
architectures or kernel versions on the same operating system. So for a
repository, the short answer is "no". It's also not possible to store a
repository on a network drive, as BDB requires local access to use
shared memory properly.

For a working copy, it is possible to share between two operating
systems, as long as you're careful with line-endings. Subversion can
convert text files in your working copy to the correct format for your
operating system, but you should not use this feature if you're sharing
a working copy between operating systems with different formats (e.g.
Unix and Windows).

I run out of steam and actual knowledge on the second bit. Anyone wanna


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