[darcs-users] Conversion to darcs2 repositories

Sittampalam, Ganesh ganesh.sittampalam at credit-suisse.com
Thu Apr 22 13:17:57 UTC 2010

Dan Pascu wrote:
> On 22 Apr 2010, at 10:30, Sittampalam, Ganesh wrote:

>> Is the message preceded by something like "lossy conversion of
>> complicated conflict"?
> No. That's all it said. However it may repeat the message as it finds
> more conflicting files later (it outputs the same message but with an
> updated file list). Like this:  
> We have conflicts in the following files:
> ./.boring ./README ./cjson.c ./debian/changelog ./debian/compat
> We have conflicts in the following files:
> ./.boring ./README ./cjson.c ./debian/changelog ./debian/compat ./
> jsontest.py ./setup.py Finished converting. 
> I should also mention that this is not an isolated case. I've seen
> this with every repository I tried to convert (tried 2-3). 
> Maybe the message is harmless because darcs handled the conflicts.
> But in this case it should be more user friendly, like: "Solved
> conflicts in the following files:". Such a message would prevent the
> user from getting confused about the result. That's why I asked if
> someone knowledgeable in the internals can clarify what that message
> means and possibly rephrase it in case the conflicts were handled
> successfully to avoid confusion.      

Well, I am knowledgeable in the internals :-) I agree we should improve
the message.

But I don't fully understand what might be going on in this case if
there's no message about lossy conversion. Are the repos you're
converting available publicly or can they be made so?



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