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Re: Is cross-platform sharing of a repository via file:/ possible?

From: Max Bowsher <maxbowsher_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-09-23 20:44:22 CEST

On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 10:40:02 -0700, Raye Raskin <rayer@pobox.com> wrote:
> I created a private win32 repository (/cygdrive/d/repos) to
> which I would like to have access when I boot into Linux. This
> doesn't seem to be possible even though I can see this windows
> filesystem when I'm in Linux.
> As part of trying to do this, I noted the following behavior
> while still in Windows. Aren't the first two checkout formats
> supposed to work? Note the third attempt does work.
> C:\tmp>svn co file:///d:/repos/xxxxx/trunk
> svn: Unable to open an ra_local session to URL
> svn: Unable to open repository 'file:///d:/repos/xxxxx/trunk'
> C:\tmp>svn co file:///D:/repos/xxxxx/trunk
> svn: Unable to open an ra_local session to URL
> svn: Unable to open repository 'file:///D:/repos/xxxxx/trunk'
> C:\>svn co file:///cygdrive/d/repos/xxxxx/trunk
> A trunk/Website
> A trunk/Website/th_mf42.jpg
> Is this a known bug, or am I doing something wrong?

When using cygwin svn, use cygwin syntax. I suppose this could be
called a bug, but I'm not very concerned about it.

> Also, is it even possible to do what I want: Share a windows-
> created repository when I'm booted into Linux using some kind
> of file:/ URL? Do I have to have matching BDB's, or what?

Matching BDB versions *and* run recovery on the database every time
you switch OS.

Or, use 1.1 and FSFS.


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