[oi-dev] userland history problems

Bayard G. Bell buffer.g.overflow at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 21:03:40 UTC 2012

Unless I hear any compelling objection, I'm going through with this this

On Tue, 2012-04-10 at 18:51 +0100, Bayard G. Bell wrote:
> In the course of fulfilment of my request for git mirroring, I've
> learned that we have a slight problem in our history: someone forgot to
> put a space between their name and the angle brackets surrounding their
> e-mail address. There are two ways to fix this: one is to ask github to
> disable validation of this data, the other is to fix the history, which
> is a destructive change.
> Since we're just getting on our feet, I'm inclined to make two
> substantial clean-ups in the history, one is to fix these commit
> records, and the other is to remove backed out changesets so they don't
> show up in annotations (which seems reasonable, given that the net
> effect is that no change happened, which to my mind shouldn't have two
> records against it for most repository contents).
> That means everyone using illumos-userland will need to re-clone for
> both mercurial and git. I know it's ugly, but I think this is pretty
> much the last point at which we can bite the bullet and clean this up
> properly--the other option is a workaround, whereas this is a painful
> fix. On the plus side, we'll finally have mirrors of the canonical
> available as illumos/illumos-userland.
> Cheers,
> Bayard

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