copy folders instead of sequential hg clones

Pete Brunet peter.brunet at
Sat Apr 12 01:12:43 UTC 2014

Hi Jon, I am on VPN from Austin.  It has always taken forever.  And
downloading programs from the internet when on VPN takes forever.  I
started looking into this a while back and I don't know if this is the
issue but I found that the DNS servers are in Europe when I am on VPN. 
Right now as reported by ipconfig /all my Cisco AnyConnect DNS servers are: in Madrid in Amsterdam


On 4/11/14 7:07 PM, Jonathan Gibbons wrote:
> To me, this message raises the questions of "why does it take
> forever?" and, "how long should it take?"
> I see a wide range of expectations. Some folk can clone fast, and
> assume that everyone else can as well.  And then there's reports like
> this, that it takes "forever".
> I'm all in favor of doing whatever it takes to speed up the workflow,
> but where is the threshold between "yeah, it really does take this
> long" and "if it takes this long, something must be broken"?
> -- Jon
> On 04/11/2014 04:26 PM, Pete Brunet wrote:
>> Since it takes forever to clone on my Win machine, in the case where I
>> want to work on several bugs, is it OK to instead clone the first
>> directory and then cp -ar that to n additional directories?  -Pete

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