Can't pull with Monotone:Help, please....

Mark Doliner mark at
Tue Sep 11 13:16:47 EDT 2007

On Tue, 11 Sep 2007 08:16:01 -0700 (PDT), Tw at in 28 wrote
> Ethan Blanton-3 wrote:
> > 
> > Tw at in 28 spake unto us the following wisdom:
> >> Ethan Blanton-3 wrote:
> >> > Assuming you downloaded the monotone database (as instructed in
> >> > UsingPidginMonotone) recently, it should be relatively up-to-date
> >> > already, and you may not need to pull anything.  (This is, indeed, a
> >> > better solution, as it does not chew up limited resources required for
> >> > those doing actual work.)
> >> > 
> >> If you mean the one at ,
> >> I'm redownloading it right now, but I believe it's quite
> >> outdated....problem
> >> is I never succeeded to pull down anything from Pidgin's track through
> >> monotone since I first tried to, a year ago....
> > 
> > I do, and it is not -- it is built nightly.  The update does not
> > succeed *every* night, but I see that it did succeed last night, and
> > it generally has when I check it, which leads me to believe that it
> > should be relatively current.
> > 
> > Redownloading it is doing nothing but put extra, unnecessary load on
> > the Pidgin servers.
> > 
> Ok, stopped....anyway, good to know it's updated that often: it 
> might be a "last one shot", if I can't solve my issues :)
> Ethan Blanton-3 wrote:
> > 
> > You did not try pulling anything from Pidgin via monotone a year ago,
> > Pidgin has only been using monotone publically for about five months.
> > Please don't lie to me, it will do nothing but make this more painful.
> > 
> Sorry, no offence meant....what I meant with that "one year" phrase 
> is I never succeeded pulling down from Pidgin's trac since the first 
> day I tried to (and I believe it was a few days after you got it 
> working, really)....sorry again for exasperating was a 
> figure of speech, and I was not properly thinking about its consequences....
> Ethan Blanton-3 wrote:
> > 
> > As I suggested, make sure you are allowed to connect to monotone on
> > your end -- it certainly works for everyone else.
> > 
> > Ethan
> > 
> I'm checking again, but, as I said, Monotone pulls down from its own
> trac....I'm quite baffled, to tell the truth.
> Any other idea I might try?

If you have a nightly snapshot of the repository you really don't need to
bother with updating.  Just apply your patch and use that.  I'm not even sure
there were any changes to the msnp14 branch since last night.

In any case, you're using a possibly unstable branch with a 3rd party patch,
so hopefully stability isn't what you're after.


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