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issue with fossil in source code README.md

issue with fossil in source code README.md

(1) By Peter MacDonald (pmacdona) on 2021-04-05 18:51:12 [source]

As reported on the Fossil forum.

Due to a change in fossil 2.12, the fossil instructions in the Sqlite README.md no longer work for recent versions of fossil.

mkdir ~/sqlite
cd ~/sqlite
fossil clone https://www.sqlite.org/src sqlite.fossil
fossil open sqlite.fossil 
directory ~/sqlite is not empty
use the -f or --force option to override

In my estimation "fossil open" should be changed to exempt the .fossil argument.

(2) By Richard Hipp (drh) on 2021-04-05 19:24:48 in reply to 1 [link] [source]

That seems like a reasonable long-term solution. But it will take some time for a version of Fossil that supports that to propagate through the ecosystem. So in the meantime, the README.md file has been adjusted to give a procedure that should work for any version of Fossil after 2.0.

(3) By Peter MacDonald (pmacdona) on 2021-04-05 19:46:39 in reply to 2 [link] [source]

Great, and again many thanks for sqlite and fossil.

BTW, before I forget: the other day a jsish user pointed me to the very cool virtualpg extension which I did not see documented anywhere on the sqlite site.