Abort: no match found!
peter.arrenbrecht at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 02:05:52 CDT 2008
On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 2:14 AM, Matt Mackall <mpm at selenic.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-03-10 at 16:35 -0500, Brad Miller wrote:
> > After removing via hg rm a couple of large directories from my
> > project today I now get the following error message when I try to
> > commit or stat my project.
> > bmiller at cray> hg stat
> > abort: No match found!
> Run that again with --traceback and --debug, please.
> >  bmiller at cray> hg verify
> > checking changesets
> > checking manifests
> > crosschecking files in changesets and manifests
> > checking files
> > .DS_Store at 0: 727ee90a3730 in manifests not found
> > ClassPlan.oo3/.OABK at 0: b80de5d13875 in manifests not found
> > Code/jPhoto/Library/.DS_Store at 0: f26d0837f265 in manifests not found
> > ExternalResources/corejava/.DS_Store at 0: 9e7bae44a5a5 in manifests
> > not found
> > 1276 files, 49 changesets, 1372 total revisions
> > 4 integrity errors encountered!
> First thing to know is this has absolutely nothing to do with the above
> problem. 'verify' checks the contents of the repository only and doesn't
> look at the working directory at all.
> The above is saying "at some point you checked in a file called x, and
> now that seems to be missing". For every file ever checked in, there's a
> file in .hg/store/data/path/to/file.i (and sometimes .d) where that
> file's data is stored. And I suspect the corresponding files have gone
> My suspicion is that you did something silly like "find -name
> '.DS_Store' | xargs rm". Oops.
Been there too. :(
> Normally, you could mostly recover by truncating your history back to
> the point where the corruption occurred. But these files were all in
> revision 0 (the "@0" bit) at the beginning of your history.
I was at the time nearly able to recover it by copying missing files
from an older backup of the repo. So now I'm thinking: wouldn't a
command that fixes a repo by restoring accidentally deleted store data
from an older backup be handy? Can this be done? My understanding of
the store would say yes. I might give this a try, but if anyone knows
right away it cannot be done, please tell me before I waste time.
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