[darcs-users] 1.0.8 / 1.0.6 interop errors?

Eric Y. Kow eric.kow at gmail.com
Wed Jul 5 17:17:10 UTC 2006

On Tue, Jun 27, 2006 at 17:01:54 +0200, Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:
> >>> C:\Projects\FooBar>darcs pull user123 at
> >>> plink: unknown option "-O"
> >> Does --disable-ssh-cm help?
> > Just tried it, and I am still getting the exact same error messages, and
> > I'm still getting the extra directory 'darcs-ssh' getting created.
> Eric, any ideas?  What about disabling the CM functionality altogether
> on Windows?

Sorry, I've been away for the past 2 weeks and am having trouble
reconstructing this message thread (despite mutt threading).  

Am I correct in understanding that this has been fixed by upgrading to
1.0.8 or is this something completely different?


1) Putty SSH does not have a control master feature.

2) I think/hope that The error message is "harmless".  Upon getting
   this response from putty-ssh, darcs understands that it does not
   support CM and therefore goes through the normal painstaking route.

   If it is just a matter of spurious error messages, one solution
   might be to do the Windows equivalent of sending error messages (during
   this check) to /dev/null.
   Note that we don't have this issue under Unix, because the stderr
   output during the CM check already goes to /dev/null

3) I'd rather not disable CM functionality for Windows, because that
   would deprive OpenSSH users under Win of their CM.  Perhaps we
   could detect that the ssh in question is putty and if so, assume
   we don't have CM capability.

4) It is expected that darcs create a darcs-ssh directory somewhere
   under the tmp directory.  What would not be normal is if the
   directory was being created somewhere else.

5) What *should* happen if you do a darcs pull on some nonsense
   ssh path is that it complains about it not being an darcs
   repository... the fact that we only get the (spurious) ssh
   error is worrisome

Eric Kow                     http://www.loria.fr/~kow
PGP Key ID: 08AC04F9         Merci de corriger mon français.
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