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Re: Using FAT32 from Linux

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
Date: 2004-07-29 08:40:34 CEST

Ross Boylan wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 26, 2004 at 12:31:43PM +0200, 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.
> Huh? My understanding is that, until recently, the server had to use
> BDB. If the server runs in Windows, as is claimed, then BDB must run
> there. Or do you mean DOS as in DOS and Win <= 3.1 systems? I know
> subversion needs newer Windows systems.
> file:// is a client access method, I thought.

I wouldn't call it a client access method, as there is no server involved. It
rather directly invokes the BDB methods, which is the same as the server
does. Therefore, using 'file://..' access methods and running servers is not
possible under DOS based systems. If I understand this correctly.
 With DOS based I mean of course legacy DOS itself, but also its derivatives
like all MS Windows versions that are not based on Windows NT. Those are 3.x
9x and ME, IIRC.


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