OpenIndiana maintains source repositories for the included software. Some repositories are direct clones of upstream repositories opensolaris.org or genunix.org, others are specific to OpenIndiana.
They are in the form of Mercurial repositories can be cloned via HTTP and modified over SSH.
You can browse all of the repositories here: http://hg.openindiana.org/.
Specify the HTTP URL of a repository to
hg clone to create a clone.
See Building the Operating System for more details about the repository layout.
Log in to pkgdev.openindiana.org. Create a filesystem for the new repo under data/export, named as the repo:
Change it to owned by the hg user, hg group:
Tell the Mercurial web app about it, by adding a line to /usr/demo/mercurial/hgweb.config:
Switch to the hg user, and clone into the filesystem:
(If you forget the -U flag, do an hg update null in the repo after the clone.) Edit the repository's web information, /data/export/wombat/.hg/hgrc:
The hg user has a cron job which runs a script (update-repos.sh) which pull updates from remote repos. Add this repo to the script.
This is a bit fiddlier, as it needs to use a custom-built copy of hg. But the only step that's really different is the cloning. Do this instead:
Converting big subversion repositories is seriously slow, consider running hg inside screen or using nohup.
The cron job can't update a converted repo. You basically have to re-run the conversion step again - but it is smart enough to do an incremental conversion.
We allow a number of users to push changes to the repos. We use the model of a single "hg" account which can only be accessed via ssh with public keys, and the authorized committers have their public keys in the hg account's .ssh/authorized_keys file.