Cygwin and Win32 native support
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Mon Mar 10 14:36:15 CDT 2008
in my office, I am unfortunately forced to use a Windows XP PC to run
Mercurial in order to get access to the OpenSolaris Mercurial Repo (our
testlab with the large Unix systems, where I desperately need the stuff is
"protected" by firewalls and ssh connections to Internet are thus
So I tried Mercurial under Cygwin on the PC to clone
over a socks 4 proxy using special ~/.ssh/config setting, but it got stuck
after some ~17800 files. From at home I know there are much more. I
retried this several times, but it always stops after reaching that number
Does anybody know what could be the reason for this?
Doesn't Mercurial support Cygwin?
If I would use the native Win32 version, how would I have to configure ssh
access over a socks server?
Is 'ssh' somehow included in the native Win32 build of Mercurial?
Also, I expect symlinks in the OpenSolaris repo. Should I be able to
finish cloning to the PC under Windows, and then zip and transfer the
'.hg' directory to a Unix box, would this still include the full data
necessary to recreate symlinks, if used on a Unix box?
Thanks for any hints.
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