[darcs-devel] updating from older "unstable"

quick at sparq.org quick at sparq.org
Tue Dec 18 03:49:17 UTC 2007

Forwarding as this may be of interest to other "unstable" folks.  ;-)

Glad to see the progress, just wanted to make sure this was intentional 
progress and not unintentional problems.


----- Forwarded message from David Roundy <droundy at darcs.net> -----
    Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 18:25:32 -0500
    From: David Roundy <droundy at darcs.net>

The problem is that I changed the format of the hashed repositories.  You
need to use an older darcs to convert to an old-fashioned repository, and
then you can use a version of darcs 2 to convert back to the --hashed
format.  But you might want to wait a bit before doing so (or at least keep
an up-to-date version in the old-fashioned format, because I may need to
change the format yet again.

Sorry for the inconvenience! (but the change was definitely for the better,
and would have been hard to manage in a backwards-compatible way)


> David,
> I have a hashed repository I've been using as built from unstable for a while 
> now.
> I just updated darcs from the unstable repo and rebuilt and found myself 
> to access my hashed repo anymore:
> $ darcs whatsnew
> darcs failed:  Unable to "darcs whatsnew" here.
> You need to be in a repository directory to run this command.
> $
> Using darcs trackdown, I discovered that it came in this patch:
> Thu Dec  6 14:43:47 MST 2007  David Roundy <droundy at darcs.net>
>   * implement new hashed pristine format
> I could track this down, but before I do, I wanted to know if this was
> expected, and if not, do you have any ideas?
> -KQ

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