> mkdir ~/mtn/ooncd ; cd ~/mtn/ooncd
> mtn db init --db=ooncd
> mtn --db=ooncd --branch=th.or.ooncd-th setup th
> cd th
> cp -r ../../ooncd-old/th/rst .
> cp ../../ooncd-old/th/makefile .
> mtn add -R rst makefile
> mtn commit -firstname.lastname@example.org --message="initial checkin of ooncd-th"
> cd ..
> mtn pull mtn://127.0.0.1:8990/ooncd
> mtn: misuse: no database specified
> I don't understand why the branch is empty, or why I even need a key
> to run the clone command ...
I don't see where you tried to run "clone".
> So, I tried pull ... but monotone doesn't know what I'm talking about.
The error message is almost clear; you did not tell mtn what database to
pull _to_; you only told it what database to pull _from_.
_if_ mtn is run in a workspace, it uses the defaults specified in
_MTN/options. But your 'pull' command is not in a workspace; it is in
~/mtn/ooncd, the workspace is in ~/mtn/ooncd/th