[darcs-users] The infamous 'Unapplicable patch'

Bill Trost trost at cloud.rain.com
Sat Jan 6 05:08:44 UTC 2007

"Eric Y. Kow" writes:
    It might be worth doing something like changes -v -p the_patch_name
    to see if there's anything that strikes you about that patch.

To quote darcs check, "The repository is consistent!"

It turned out that the preceding patch *contained* the patch darcs was
barfing on.  By trimming the duplicate patch out of the first one,
everything now checks fine.

If I had to guess, I'd say this might have been the result of a
record-push-amend sequence, or something like that, although I'm not
clear on how it could have gotten so messed up. I also used rsync
between the directories on occassion -- could that have mangled things,
by sneaking the amended patch back into a repository?

In any event, I sure wish darcs would make it easier to find and correct
these sorts of problems. Thanks for your help, Eric.


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