[darcs-users] [patch209] Resolve issue1159: smart caches union.

Eric Kow bugs at darcs.net
Tue Apr 27 12:41:07 UTC 2010

Eric Kow <kowey at darcs.net> added the comment:

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 13:37:18 +0000, Petr Ročkai wrote:
> >   * If remote repository is accessed through network, do not copy any cache
> >     entries from it. Taking local entries does not make sense and using network
> >     entries can lead to darcs hang when it tries to get to unaccessible host.
> (see below)

> I think this is a problem. Oftentimes, people won't realise a repository
> is partial and publish it. This used to work transparently and I think
> that was a good thing. The right fix for the problems you mention is to
> check for usability of sources and complain to the user.

First, I notice that this patch was superseded by patch215 which was

Second, until we implement something like Petr suggests, how about
copying *just* the network entries if the remote repository is accessed
through a network?

In any case, for the local entries it seems like deleting them is better
than what we did before.

Eric Kow <http://www.nltg.brighton.ac.uk/home/Eric.Kow>
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