[darcs-devel] [issue567] Bug#454193: Special case error for darcs mv x/y x/

David Roundy bugs at darcs.net
Tue Dec 4 14:51:49 UTC 2007

New submission from David Roundy <droundy at darcs.net>:

Package: darcs
Version: 1.0.9~rc1-0.1+b3
Severity: wishlist

I happened to type

    darcs mv etch/preseed.cfg etch/

When I meant to type

    darcs mv etch/preseed.cfg d-i/etch/

and got a confusing error message

    darcs: bug in darcs!
    There was an attempt to write an invalid pending!
    If possible, please send the contents of _darcs/patches/pending_buggy
    along with a bug report.
    Please report this to bugs at darcs.net
    If possible include the output of 'darcs --exact-version'.

This special case could be given a clearer error message along the
lines of GNU coreutils' mv:

    mv: `etch/preseed.cfg' and `etch/preseed.cfg' are the same file

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages darcs depends on:
ii  libc6                 2.6.1-1            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcurl3              7.17.1-1           Multi-protocol file transfer libra
ii  libgmp3c2             2:4.2.2+dfsg-1     Multiprecision arithmetic library
ii  libkrb53              1.6.dfsg.3~beta1-2 MIT Kerberos runtime libraries
ii  libncurses5           5.6+20071013-1     Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  zlib1g                1:   compression library - runtime

Versions of packages darcs recommends:
ii  nullmailer [mail-transport-ag 1:1.03-5   simple relay-only mail transport a

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title: Bug#454193: Special case error for darcs mv x/y x/

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