Subject: Mercurial pkgsrc mirror
To: None <>
From: Peter Schuller <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/09/2006 23:57:25

starting now I am maintaining a Mercurial mirror of the pkgsrc repository at:

For those unfamiliar with Mercurial, reasons why one might want to use it 

* "hg pull && hg update" completes in a matter of seconds instead of minutes 
or even hours for "cvs update". Should to do even on slow links aswell. 
Disregarding initial checkout of course.

* Anyone can trivially create private branches with a minimum of fuss.

For now the mirror is updated daily. It is kept in synch with cvs20hg 


   * Install devel/mercurial
   * hg clone
   * followed by "hg pull && hg update" at any time to update the tree

/ Peter Schuller, InfiDyne Technologies HB

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