[darcs-users] darcs hub outage update, 2018-06-17

Thomas Løcke thomas.granvej6 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 07:37:14 UTC 2018

Hi Simon

I for one am doing fine with my local repos and with a bit of scp/rsync
magic everything is working well enough. I do though miss hub.darcs.net,
and I'll be glad when it's back online.  :o)

If anything, this incident highlights the need for more darcsden nodes on
the net. As you already know, I have long considered setting up an instance
in the EU, but I'm not comfortable going at it alone.

Any EU people out there who might be interested in chatting a bit about
joining forces on such a project?


Den søn. 17. jun. 2018 kl. 16.17 skrev Simon Michael <simon at joyful.com>:

> Hi all. Here's an update on the current outage at http://hub.darcs.net .
> - All data is safe and service will be restored asap.
> - This is the fourth day of the incident. Though this is a best-effort
> free service provided in my "spare" time, I do care about reliability. This
> is the longest outage we've had. I'm very sorry about it.
> - Unfortunately due to press of life events just now I'm not able to drop
> everything and work on it; I have windows of time. This is contributing to
> the delay.
> - This is an upgrade that went wrong. In short, I upgraded the VPS on
> which darcs hub runs, without realising that couchdb was not available for
> the newer OS. (See below).
> - Rolling back the VPS upgrade was not practical, as I run other things
> there as well.
> - I guessed wrongly that the new couchdb packages would appear within
> hours. It now looks like that could take a week, or more. (
> https://github.com/apache/couchdb/issues/1314)
> - In parallel I started building a new VPS, but last night it got
> compromised. So I must start over with this.
> - Hopefully, you all are working productively from your local repo copies.
> But if you are urgently blocked, there may be something helpful I could do;
> let me know.
> I'll update you when things change. Thanks for your patience.
> Best,
> -Simon
> sm on #darcs IRC channel
> On Jun 14, 2018, at 2:57 PM, Simon Michael <simon at joyful.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I apologise for the darcs hub outage in progress at the moment. I began a
> systems upgrade to ubuntu bionic, and too late discovered this is a problem
> for couchdb:
> - ubuntu's couchdb packages are gone
> - couchdb's ubuntu packages are not yet ready
> - building couchdb from source is too costly
> - https://launchpad.net/~couchdb/+archive/ubuntu/master can't be added to
> my system for some reason
> If you know a quick solution, please contact me here or on #darcs.
> Otherwise, I'm afraid we will be waiting until
> https://github.com/apache/couchdb/issues/1314 is complete. I think and
> hope this will be quite soon. Sorry for the inconvenience.
> Best,
> -Simon
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