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Using FAT32 from Linux

From: Ross Boylan <ross_at_biostat.ucsf.edu>
Date: 2004-07-24 23:13:31 CEST

I dual boot Linux and Windows. I know that subversion will work on
either (except as a server for Win9x/Me), but want to double check one
particular scenario.

Can I use the svn client under Linux to create or work with a working
copy on a FAT file system?

I assume that I won't have upper/lower case issues, e.g., a file foo
and another named FOO.

I can live with the files having Linux line endings when I switch into
Windows.

I think I'm going to keep the server just on Linux, but out of
curiosity, could I put the repository on a FAT file system?

Aside from file name issues, I'm concerned there might be some subtle
locking requirements that FAT isn't up to.

I gather from previous posts that even if the repository were on FAT
it would not be accessible from Windows because of some differences in
the file structures used by Berkeley db in the two systems. I also
see suggested work-arounds, but since I'm almost never in Windows I
think I can live without that adventure.

Running subversion 1.0.0-1 on Debian GNU/Linux.

Thanks.

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