Mercurial repositories no longer work?
Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Tue Nov 9 10:13:34 UTC 2010
Alan Eliasen wrote:
> When attempting to update my working copy of JDK 1.7, I attempted to
> perform a "hg fpull" and got the error:
> TypeError: transaction() takes exactly 2 arguments (1 given)
> A little research indicates a few things:
> * The mercurial "forest" extension is no longer maintained.
> * It is incompatible with Mercurial 1.6.
> * Forest maintainers suggest you switch to subrepos.
> * No updated version of the "forest" extension exists.
> * OpenJDK documents contain no information about this issue and point
> to outdated, broken extensions:
> * This giant repository was built on an untested, unmaintained
> experimental third-party extension.
> * It appears to be impossible for developers to update their
> repositories with the information given.
> So how does one update a working repository? And what is being done
> about the problem? This would appear to have major implications for the
> viability of the OpenJDK project.
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