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Re: Git mirrors

From: Burton Samograd
Subject: Re: Git mirrors
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2011 13:31:12 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Burton Samograd <address@hidden>
>> Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2011 12:43:36 -0600
>> I tried pulling the bzr tree using the instructions on savanna and
>> it just hung, so I tried the git repository and it worked fine.
> The usual recipe to overcome this problem is to use a different URL
> for the initial "bzr branch" command:
>   bzr branch nosmart+bzr://bzr.savannah.gnu.org/emacs/trunk
> This is mentioned on this page:
>   http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/BzrForEmacsDevs
> This URL is not recommended to be used beyond the initial branch
> command, since the "smart" server behavior makes later updates from
> upstream much faster.  But it turns out that for relatively slow
> network connections, the "smart" server makes things worse, because it
> tries to optimize what's being sent down the wire, when eventually
> everything needs to be sent and nothing can be optimized.  So
> disabling the smart server for this one command speeds things up.

Thanks for the tip.  I just tried again and had no problems with getting
the bzr branch and after rebuilding found my gnus problem to be gone (as
Lars pointed out).  Sorry Lars for wasting your time.

Burton Samograd

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