[darcs-users] [issue1537] pull => bug in get_extra commuting patches

Simon Michael simon at joyful.com
Thu Apr 8 17:25:38 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-04-08 at 09:50 +0000, Eric Kow wrote:
> Eric Kow added the comment:
> On Wed, Apr 07, 2010 at 22:20:57 +0000, Simon Michael wrote:
> > Hi Eric.. sorry, I've tried and can't reconstruct what I did. Let's assume 
> > I converted separately, and refocus this issue on "pulling between 
> > independently-converted copies of a repo gives an uninformative error 
> > message".
> Thanks. Sorry for the mess.
> Unfortunately, I don't think there really is meaningful way to check to
> see if repositories were independently converted.  If you think I'm
> missing something (which I well may be), please check with the others
> on IRC and open a new ticket.
> Meanwhile, I'm marking this presumed-dead as we just don't have the
> information we need to get a grasp of the problem.

Replying on darcs-users, which I think is current policy, since I'm not
sure how much discussion is involved here -

Isn't there *something* useful we can do with this issue ? I would not
close it yet, because I consider it a bug that darcs reports a message
like "bug in get_extra commuting patches" when the user tries to do
something that to their mind seems perfectly reasonable (pulling between
two similar-looking repos). 

For example, we could change that message to "problem encountered while
commuting patches (are you pulling between separately converted
repos ?)".

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