[darcs-users] _darcs/format and .git/darcs-format

Tommy Pettersson ptp at lysator.liu.se
Mon Jul 3 10:58:25 UTC 2006

On Mon, Jul 03, 2006 at 03:37:17AM +0100, Ricky Clarkson wrote:
> darcs then connects to the repo and tries to download repo/_darcs/format,
> which doesn't exist.
> I found some docs that siuggest that format should be blank, so I do, on the
> remote machine:
> touch repo/_darcs/format

A missing _darcs/format should be fine and implies the default
repo format. I'm not sure what an empty _darcs/format file is
parsed as; it's supposed to contain some repo format

> Then try darcs send again from the local machine:
> Can't understand repository format: The requested URL repo/.git/darcs-format
> was not found on this server.
> I decided to create that too, and got:
> You need to be in a repository directory to run this command.
> I was.

This is strange.

> The darcs version on the remote machine is the statically linked Linux
> binary, 1.0.7pre1 (unknown).
> On the local machine it is the Cygwin version, 1.0.7 (release)
> Perhaps this minor version number is the reason, but I'm not easily able to
> compile darcs from source right now.

There are no significant changes between 1.0.7pre1 and 1.0.7 as
far as I can tell.

> Any suggestions?

I can't reproduce this bug. Since the Cygwin version is the only
darcs involved in the Send action, the bug seems to be related
to that version, and something with remote file transfer. I
think you should file a bug report on bugs.darcs.net.

Tommy Pettersson <ptp at lysator.liu.se>

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