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Re: Repo on FAT32 accesed from Windows and Linux

From: C.A.T.Magic <c.a.t.magic_at_gmx.at>
Date: 2004-03-12 02:55:49 CET

----- Original Message -----
From: "C. Michael Pilato" <cmpilato@collab.net>
To: "Rafal Hajdacki" <hajdi@pf.pl>
Cc: <users@subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 02:07
Subject: Re: Repo on FAT32 accesed from Windows and Linux

[...]

> > What can I do to share repo locally between Linux and Windows?
>
> I'm not sure if anyone has experimented with deleting the __db.* files
> from /path/to/repos/db, and then running 'svnadmin recover' on the
> repository. I suppose this could solve the problem for you (unless
> the log.* files -- which you most certainly don't want to delete --
> also have platform-specific formats).

I wouldn'n fiddle with the db data ;-)

If your repository is very small you could do a
svnadmin dump/svnadmin load when changing between systems.
Ofcourse, the dump must occour before changing the OS
and the load must be on the new OS.
You could also use incremental dumps for the transfers
(afaik there are some .py scripts to do repo-mirroring)
But there is always a high-risk that you mess up something and
dump/load something (incremental) twice or forget to load it and
commit something in-between...
and all of this will probably only work if you are a 'single user'.
or gather some cheap old 300Mhz PCand run it as your svn server :-)

or, a very different approach would be:
install linux on a virtual machine (VMWare, VirtualPC, maybe WINE)
and run the svn server inside the virtual machine.
you can then access it from the other OS but keep the format
(ofcourse running the VM is a lot slower than a real system)

:-)
c.a.t.

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