Issue 1910 darcs get http://... with packs prints scary stuff (but works in the end)

Title darcs get http://... with packs prints scary stuff (but works in the end)
Priority bug Status given-up
Milestone 2.8.1 Resolved in
Superseder Nosy List dmitry.kurochkin, exlevan, kowey, mndrix, mornfall
Assigned To exlevan
Topics HTTP, Packs, Regression, UI

Created on 2010-08-08.12:26:09 by mornfall, last changed 2017-07-31.00:35:32 by gh.

msg12048 (view) Author: mornfall Date: 2010-08-08.12:26:08
A couple of issues with the packed get:

- there is no progress reporting; "downloading packfile basic.tgz from 
http://darcs.net" would do...
- I get:

darcs: user error (Couldn't fetch `0000112697-
in subdir inventories from sources:


-- this is presumably due to outdated inventory list in basic.tgz: such 
errors should be silently ignored
msg12050 (view) Author: kowey Date: 2010-08-08.12:37:15
Sounds like there is a clear plan forward on fixing the scary messages, 
so marking need-implementation.

Note: it could be worthwhile to have a test for this for how darcs 
behaves when the inventory list in basic.tgz is out of date.

The bit about progress reporting is issue1905
msg14760 (view) Author: markstos Date: 2011-10-13.13:06:56
I recommend this be addressed by defaulting to --nopacks for 2.8, and 
moving this target to 2.10.
Date User Action Args
2010-08-08 12:26:09mornfallcreate
2010-08-08 12:37:17koweysetpriority: bug
status: unknown -> needs-implementation
topic: + UI, Regression, HTTP
messages: + msg12050
nosy: + kowey
2010-09-03 22:19:35mornfalllinkissue1944 superseder
2011-10-13 13:06:57markstossetmessages: + msg14760
2012-01-01 22:39:16ganeshsettopic: + Packs
milestone: 2.8.0 -> 2.8.1
2012-02-24 15:19:08mndrixsetnosy: + mndrix
2017-07-31 00:35:32ghsetstatus: needs-implementation -> given-up