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Sharing local repository

From: Peter Strempel <zotan_at_web.de>
Date: 2004-09-12 21:16:30 CEST


I'm new to SVN, planning to switch a larger code repository from CVS
(which I have been using for several years). I apologize in advance for
asking a possible obvious question, but it's not obvious to me at the
moment. :)

I develop a cross-platform project for Windows and Linux, so multi-boot
my single PC into Windows 2k/XP and several Linux distros. My thought
was to keep the SVN repository on a FAT partition which can be accessed
for read&write from all OS'es. I use the approach with CVS without
problems. When I create a repository for example on Linux, I cannot
access it from Windows and vice versa. I found two workarounds for this:

* Run "svnadmin recover" from the other OS, then run it again after
switching OS. I suppose this is calling for trouble in the long term and
shouldn't be done.
* Dump the DB before switching OS and reimport from the dumpfile after
switching OS, then dump again when switching back. This is probably
safe, but not quite comfortable with a larger repository.

Is there a way to safely share the same SVN repository among several
OS'es on the same computer? Or asked the other way, is SVN for me
considering the above scenario?



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