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Can ~/.p2 be shared between Linux and Windows on the same computer? [message #1829405] Thu, 02 July 2020 20:52 Go to next message
David M. Karr is currently offline David M. KarrFriend
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The subject might sound strange, but my situation is the following:

I have a Windows 10 laptop with Eclipse installed. There is a ".p2" folder in %HOME% with contents populated by Eclipse.

On the same laptop, I run a Linux VM through VirtualBox. I will run similar tools on the VM, and look at similar data. I will also have Eclipse installed on the VM.

I want to do whatever I can to ensure that the diskspace used on the VM is as minimal as possible. To this end, I'm going to make ~/.m2 on the VM be a symlink to a shared folder that points to %HOME/.m2 on the laptop. That seems safe enough.

Another possible optimization is doing the same for ~/.p2 . Is there any risk in doing this?
Re: Can ~/.p2 be shared between Linux and Windows on the same computer? [message #1829414 is a reply to message #1829405] Fri, 03 July 2020 04:53 Go to previous message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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If you mean the big shared bundle pool that Oomph stores there by default if you installed with the installer, so there isn't a way to share that across virtual machines. This Bug asked for that:

But I returned that as WONTFIX because it's too much work to develop and support such a feature.

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