Mozilla Mercurial Source Bundles

Started off in this post.

“Second, I have lots of bandwidth to spare, and I just encountered the pain of trying to clone mozilla-central from scratch with a flaky and unreliable internet connection. No matter how long you try, it does not seem to finish, so I resorted to Benjamin Smedberg’s bundle file that saved me lots of agony.” …

Updated Feb 06, 2011:

Official Mozilla FTP bundle for mozilla-central

Official Mozilla FTP bundle for comm-central

Unbundle the above repositories using the following steps, substituting mozilla-central and comm-central as necessary:
1 – Create a new repository
$ hg init mozilla-central
2 – Unbundle it.
$ cd mozilla-central
$ hg unbundle /<path>/<to>/mozilla-central.bundle

3 – Tell Mercurial where you normally want to pull from by copying the following content into your mozilla-central/.hg/hgrc file:
default =

4 – Pull the latest changes and update your local repository to the latest tip (this will overwrite any local patches you have).
$ hg pull && hg up -C default
This way, the repositories should set up much faster if you have a flaky connection; you can always resume and verify your download if you are getting the bundle files.

Note that comm-central’s will pull in mozilla-central as well. You can easily use the mozilla-central bundle for this purpose, but you should ensure that your .hg/hgrc file in that repository is also updated. The directory should be called mozilla/ within the comm-central repository because assumes the directory to be named that way. Note: For Thunderbird 3, comm-1.9.1 is based on the mozilla-1.9.1 repository so you should not unpack the mozilla-central one there.


comm-1.9.1: changeset 4346 (20MB)

comm-central: changeset 4373 (20MB)

mozilla-1.9.1: changeset 26583 (98MB)

mozilla-1.9.2: changeset 32876 (116MB)

mozilla-central: changeset 34785 (121MB)

tracemonkey: changeset 34673 (117MB)

Metalink to the mozilla-central bundle: (downloaded >1,000 times)
changeset 19866, updated as of 20080928-21:06:34 PDT. (78M)
SHA-1: f9387beb9e902d22e6c5d01dc96ebac4b1807f45
changeset 18525, updated as of 20080829-10:05:02 PDT. (74M) (~950 downloads, 68.5G of bandwidth)
SHA-1: 7d069e0a186c556ef1039ad03d0ebb5edb2b48d4

Metalink to the comm-central bundle: (downloaded >700 times)
changeset 458, updated as of 20080928-18:46:09 PDT. (11M)
SHA-1: 7d9a9fb52c02b0165f19bf51230486ad43b178eb
changeset 227, updated as of 20080829-16:27:14 PDT. (7.6M) (~675 downloads, 5G of bandwidth)
SHA-1: ade283eca96c354d8b8eac63f2c17258e5bc5c57

Please try out the metalinks (generated here) as they will verify the download automatically with the SHA-1 hashes. The instructions are adapted from his page.