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From Stefan Sperling <>
Subject Re: SVN repo cross-platform compatibility
Date Wed, 26 Oct 2011 14:08:40 GMT
On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 02:13:35PM +0100, Neil Bird wrote:
> Around about 26/10/11 12:28, Stefan Sperling typed ...
> >With FSFS repositories, yes, it will work if you copy the files
> >onto the new system from the network store (it might not if you try
> >to mount a disk from the old system on the new system directly, then
> >it depends on OS filesystem support and endianness handling).
>   They are FSFS;  however, if endianness is *ever* an issue, then
> it'll *always* be an issue, surely?
>   If it's currently a big-endian SPARC, and I merely copy the repo.
> dirs. onto a little-endian x86, if endianness is a problem then that
> won't work.

It will be fine if you copy across the network (this handles the
differences in endianess just fine).

I don't know whether or not it will work if you directly access
the filesystem created by solaris sparc with linux x86. It might
work, but I haven't tried.

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