[Buildbot-devel] Darcs repository is broken

Brian Warner warner-buildbot at lothar.com
Sat Jun 3 18:37:10 UTC 2006

> I want to sync my Debian package issues with the current development
> branch. For it I would like to use Darcs but tryed to get it and it's
> broken. Can someone fix the repository?

It usually works for me(TM). The normal command to create a new tree in
NEWDIR is 'darcs get http://buildbot.sf.net/darcs-repos/trunk NEWDIR'. What
kind of an error message are you getting?

I've seen problems where sf.net's web servers dislike the kind of load that
Darcs presents. If you see messages like "Copying patch 24 of 100..." and
then it just sort of stalls and gives up, try doing this instead:

 darcs get --partial http://buildbot.sf.net/darcs-repos/trunk NEWDIR

That tells darcs to start with the latest checkpoint instead of going all the
way back to the beginning of time. Basically that means it will pull a
tarball of 0.7.3 plus the handful of patches that have been added since then.
Much fewer http GETs == less chance for sf.net to fail.

It may well be that sf.net's web servers weren't meant to be used this way. I
may have to look around for a more suitable place to mirror the Darcs

let me know if that helps,

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