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I am trying to download Android source from Git repository. I would require a lot of free space on my home folder to download the whole source and build it. So I decided to download the whole source in another partition where there is sufficient space. Mine is a Wubi install and the drive in question is a NTFS filesystem. So whenever I issue a command to sync from github I get an error saying that GitError: filesystem must support symlinks. I guess this is a problem arising due to the filesystem being NTFS.

My question is: is there any way to circumvent this? Can I do something like mentioned in the comment on this question to circumvent this problem? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Why not download the source under Windows then? –  Elliott Frisch Apr 11 '14 at 3:14
I could do that. But I'll have to again switch over to Ubuntu to build it. It would be really a pain if I would have to switch to Windows everytime just for downloading from Git. Just curious to know if there is some alternative that could help. –  TheRookierLearner Apr 11 '14 at 3:19
Add more free space to your home folder. Or add another partition, mount point or folder and give your user account ownership. –  Elliott Frisch Apr 11 '14 at 3:27
How do I do that (specially the "giving account ownership" part)? –  TheRookierLearner Apr 11 '14 at 3:29
Use sudo chown, try man chown. –  Elliott Frisch Apr 11 '14 at 3:29

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