Issue #1513 wontfix
Erwin Schoonderwaldt
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I encountered the following error when cloning a repository (see pasted bug report below). Other circumstances that might be good to know: - The source repository is on dropbox - I am normally accessing this on the Mac - I am using MacDrive to access the Mac formated partition - On the Mac I had no problems cloning the repository and updating it to the tip revision (on the Mac I am using Mercurial from the command line) - I got the same error when trying to do the cloning via the command line in Windows

I hope that this information is sufficient. In case of questions (and hopefully a solution), please contact me at

Best wishes, Erwin Schoonderwaldt



Mercurial version (2.0.2). TortoiseHg version (2.2.2) Command: --nofork workbench CWD: C:\Users\schoondw\Documents\MATLAB\Test Encoding: cp1252 Extensions loaded: Python version: 2.6.6 (r266:84297, Aug 24 2010, 18:13:38) [MSC v.1500 64 bit (AMD64)] Windows version: (6, 1, 7601, 2, 'Service Pack 1') Processor architecture: x64 ** Qt-4.7.4 PyQt-4.8.6 Traceback (most recent call last): File "tortoisehg\hgqt\commit.pyo", line 507, in reload File "tortoisehg\hgqt\commit.pyo", line 511, in refresh File "tortoisehg\hgqt\thgrepo.pyo", line 596, in thgmqappliedpatch File "tortoisehg\hgqt\thgrepo.pyo", line 588, in _thgmqpatchtags File "mercurial\context.pyo", line 117, in tags File "mercurial\localrepo.pyo", line 431, in nodetags File "mercurial\util.pyo", line 239, in get File "mercurial\localrepo.pyo", line 361, in _tagscache File "mercurial\localrepo.pyo", line 386, in _findtags File "mercurial\tags.pyo", line 53, in findglobaltags File "mercurial\context.pyo", line 360, in data File "mercurial\util.pyo", line 239, in get File "mercurial\context.pyo", line 272, in _filenode File "mercurial\revlog.pyo", line 776, in lookup LookupError: data/.hgtags.i@f0e2e842379c: no match found


Comments (2)

  1. Steve Borho

    The Mercurial devs do not suggest the use of Mercurial on Dropbox shares. Dropbox has a tendency to miss updates and that causes corruption like you see here.

    You'll be better off using a hosting service like Bitbucket or Codeplex

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