On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 12:41 AM, Terry Reedy email@example.com wrote:
Bottom line: I decided to restart from scratch. I am still not sure if the glitch was hg, disk 1, disk 2, or Windows, or some combination.
After making and posting a patch to the tracker today, I tried to annotate a file and got an error something like 'cannot find revision -1'. I then noticed that there was no dag in the workbench dag window, as if there were no revisions. When I looked in .hg/store, the big file seemed to be missing. So I wiped, defragmented and compacted, and reloaded TortoiseHg. Tomorrow I will re-clone and share the repository. Since this is the second time I have re-cloned from python.org, I will follow the advice I read somewhere to make a _backup clone that I leave alone until I need it, so I only have to pull from now until then when I do.
I still keep a pristine clone around so "nuke it from orbit" remains an option. "hg histedit" lets me deal with most of my screw-ups these days, though.