On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 8:04 PM, Alize Swane
> So i downloaded the tarball and unzipped it in the ~/chromium directory,
> added depot_tools, did the gclient config
> but when i run the first gclient sync --force with the ~/src directory
> generated from the tarball i get this:
> Error: Can't update/checkout /home/chromium/src if an unversioned directory
> is present. Delete the directory and try again.
> that seems entirely counter intuitive to the reasoning behind bootstraping
> the tarball
It's not counter-intuitive because bootstrapping tarball contains
versioned directories (you can check -- they all have .svn directory).
So you apparently mixed up some directories. Even in this email you
mention ~/chromium, ~/src and /home/chromium/src. Unless your username
is chromium /home/chromium/src is not the same as ~/src and is
definitely not a subdirectory of ~/chromium.