Firefox is hosted on a mercurial repository, and is very large in size (~2GB).
Having tried cloning it multiple times using
hg clone gave the common
stream ended unexpectedly or
http connection error.
Hence, I tried using the bundle method as per the instructions here. This time, though I was able to get the code, I was getting the same errors on
After searching for answers online, the method which finally worked for me was pulling it chunk by chunk. I wrote the following script to do it for me
start=0 while : do # Using 3000 as the chunk size # Can be adjusted as per your times=`expr $start + 3000` echo Running $times hg pull -r $times https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central start=$times done
Once this ends, (you’ll get a message saying not enough changesets), you can run the following command
$ hg update --clean
And voila, you have your own firefox repo!