largefiles + subrepos status problem
mpm at selenic.com
Thu Aug 15 15:58:47 CDT 2013
On Fri, 2013-08-09 at 23:05 -0400, Matt Harbison wrote:
> I'd like to isolate this a bit better before writing up a bug...
> I have a largefiles repo and subrepo at work, and the subrepo has a few
> more commits on top of the last one committed in the parent. I didn't
> realize this, and so when I tried to update to another named branch in
> the parent, it rightfully complained about crossing branches. However,
> when I ran 'hg st -S' from the parent, it only printed the untracked
> files. (I don't have the repo here, but I believe 'summary' properly
> noticed the extra subrepo commits weren't locked into the parent.) Thg
> noticed that the subrepo was changed, so they must have custom code to
> handle that.
> I tried 2.6.3, 2.7, 2.6, 2.5 and 2.4 to no avail, before going back to
> 2.7 again. I know the status code in largefiles is hairy, so I deleted
> the 'largefiles' line in the 'requires' file, disabled the largefiles
> extension on the command line, and status then printed out the expected
> files and states correctly (only normal files were modified and renamed
> in these extra commits). I'm not having the problem on RHEL 5.4 with a
> clone of that setup, so I cloned the problematic repo on the same
> machine with the problem (Windows 7, 32 bit), and that clone does not
> have a problem either.
> So I'm a bit stumped- it's pretty clearly something largefiles isn't
> getting right, but also specific to that repo/working copy.
I'd put about 90% odds on largefiles being unaware/insufficiently aware
of subrepos. You tend to find lots of bugs at the intersection of niche
features like this.
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