Admin/Mercurial/Central/README
author wenzelm
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 15:15:53 +0100
changeset 72755 8dffbe01a3e1
parent 50576 325bf9073c59
permissions -rw-r--r--
support for Scala compile-time positions;

Notes on central Isabelle repository
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* direct file-system access (locally or remotely via ssh)

* permissions via dedicated Unix group "isabelle"

* See http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/RequiresFile on physical format, with
  conservative requirements for Mercurial 1.3 as lowest common denominator:

    revlogv1
    store
    fncache

* See http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/MultipleCommitters for old-fashioned
  CVS-like multiple committers configuration, "The filesystem method".

  A fresh multi-user clone is initialized like this:

    hg --config format.dotencode=0 init isabelle-clone
    cd isabelle-clone
    chgrp -R isabelle .hg
    chmod g+s .hg .hg/store
    mkdir .hg/strip-backup   ## Not to be used under normal circumstances!
    chmod -R g+w .hg

  Now isabelle-clone is ready for push of repository data (without making
  a working directory).

* Addressing technical issues: according to
  http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/PublishingRepositories our shared disk
  configuration (after regular ssh login) is characterized as follows:

    Advantages: can use existing setup

    Disadvantages: generally restricted to intranets, not generally
    recommended due to general issues with network filesystem reliability

  Due to NFS instabilities of unknown origin at TUM, drop-outs have
  happened before. The following measures of last resort can be applied:

    (a) "hg verify" to find offending changesets
        "hg strip REV" to remove parts of the public history by vivisection

    (b) fresh clone from known-good source as explained above

  Note that any such non-monotonic changes on the central push area work
  under the assumption of sequential single-user mode!!

  See also http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/RepositoryCorruption for
  further background information.