A possible issue in Mercurial

Matt Mackall mpm at selenic.com
Fri Jun 11 10:44:10 CDT 2010

On Fri, 2010-06-11 at 17:23 +0200, Jason Harris wrote:
> Hi Matt & All,
> I can't really file a bug report on this since its so ill defined.  However, you made it extremely clear that such things should somehow be reported...
> Here is one such issue which has come up in MacHg which might possibly be a core Mercurial problem, or it might be user error. I am really not sure...
> I haven't boiled it down.
> I don't know where its occurring.
> I can't reproduce it myself.
> I am not going to follow it up until someone else hits it at least once or twice... (since it could be in any number of places outside MacHg)
> But I am guessing it might occur in Mercurial and not MacHg. Here is the report:
>   http://bitbucket.org/jfh/machg/issue/60/p3d3-cannot-push-pull-between-two

Symlinks on AFP are known to be busted:


In particular, it means that OS X fails to honor valid requests to
remove them shortly after creation. Which means locking on AFP has

Someone with some Macs should look into fixing it.

Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.

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