You may experience problems using fossil for a few reasons:
- You have an older, and now incompatible, version of fossil. Get the latest version
- Your repository is corrupt. This shouldn't happen, but it does sometimes. See "Corruption" below.
- There is a bug in fossil. Check the fossil website to see if it's a known issue; if it isn't, inform the fossil maintainers about the problem.
It happened once that a simple "fossil pull" caused a crash. The reason fossil crashed was due to two problems:
- a bug in fossil, which has been fixed
- a faulty repository
CorruptionSomehow, the repository got into a bad state. The way to fix it is simple. Assume the repo is in ~/fossil/reva.fossil, then you would do this to recover:
fossil sql ~/fossil/reva.fossil reindex .q
That's it... apparently the indices were messed up. If your problem is something else, try
fossil rebuild -R ~/fossil/reva.fossil
If all else fails, try to clone the repository again.
If that also fails, email Ron!