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Re: Using FAT32 from Linux

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-07-26 13:24:35 CEST

Ulrich Eckhardt wrote:
> Ross Boylan wrote:
>> 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.
>
> This is only half the truth: the BDB can't be used on DOS based systems.
That
> means, that you can't use SVN's file:// on such a system. It has nothing
to
> do with serving or not, although usually, the server is the part that uses
> that mode to access the SVN filesystem.
>
>> 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.
>
> Yes, the database has different layouts on different machines. However,
for
> your case I seem to remember that MS Windows/x86 and Linux/x86 use
compatible
> binary layouts.

*Almost* compatible binary layouts.

You need to run recovery to discard and re-write the __db.00* files.

(or use fsfs repositories instead).

Max.

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