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Posted Oct 22, 2012 15:25 UTC (Mon) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Posted Oct 22, 2012 15:54 UTC (Mon) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Talk about bad timing
Posted Oct 22, 2012 16:46 UTC (Mon) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
I am using NFSv3 on this machine but only as a client. What part of NFS is giving you grief, client or server? Because I have:
# zcat /proc/config.gz | grep NFS | grep V4
# CONFIG_NFS_V4_1 is not set
'bzr check' of that repo will take on the order of three *weeks* to finish.
Posted Oct 22, 2012 17:07 UTC (Mon) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
As for that bzr check, well, this is the Emacs repo, which is using bzr for purely political reasons (bzr is 'the GNU version control system' so RMS insists that Emacs use it). bazaar itself, Emacs, calibre, and the obnam dependencies are the only bazaar-using projects on my system, and I have no inclination whatsoever to add any more. The more I use bazaar the more bizarrely counterintuitive, overcomplicated, and sluggishly buggy it feels...
Posted Oct 22, 2012 17:25 UTC (Mon) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
Posted Oct 23, 2012 18:37 UTC (Tue) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
bzr is indeed bizarre
Posted Oct 23, 2012 14:35 UTC (Tue) by przemoc (subscriber, #67594)
Previous wget maintainer (Micah Cowan) said once, that it "become tradition for each new maintainer to change the repository". He switched to Mercurial (from Subversion) back then (and chose it over git because of decent handling of Windows). Current wget mainainer (Giuseppe Scrivano) was the one behind choosing bzr (due to RMS guidelines), and that lasted for some time, but thankfully he realized his mistake and a few months ago the project finally went to git.
I remember when I wanted to work on wget with bzr (but don't remember what was it actually, debugging and tracking some bug maybe?) - I simply had to convert it to git to be able to work with it sanely.
Nowadays if I clone some non-git repo I almost always clone it via some gitifying app like svn2git, which is a wrapper on git-svn. (Only when I'm short on time I go directly with original tools e.g. svn co.) I guess that convenient git log and grep tools are enough reason for that, but you know there is much more like bisect and all other stuff.
Posted Oct 23, 2012 19:46 UTC (Tue) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Testing a fix now, courtesy of Trond.
Posted Oct 23, 2012 21:04 UTC (Tue) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Posted Oct 24, 2012 21:23 UTC (Wed) by bfields (subscriber, #19510)
Posted Oct 25, 2012 0:27 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
(And indeed now this NFS bug appears to be fixed. The power of bothering to report your bugs to people who care enough to fix them...)
Data corruption bug in this kernel and 3.6.2
Posted Oct 23, 2012 22:51 UTC (Tue) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Like every other Linux user for so very many reasons, I owe tytso a beer if I see him. (I suspect that so many people owe him beers by now that alcohol poisoning is a major risk.)
Posted Oct 23, 2012 23:00 UTC (Tue) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
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