[arch-haskell] What to do now?
magnus at therning.org
Sat Oct 9 17:13:50 EDT 2010
On 09/10/10 09:43, Rémy Oudompheng wrote:
> Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org>:
>> On 08/10/10 23:04, Peter Simons wrote:
>>>>> Do we try to do something like what Xyne suggested--set up a Haskell ABS
>>>>> and publish pre-compiled packages in [arch-haskell]?
>>>> ...however, in the spirit of Arch (in comparison with the Gentoo which I
>>>> left 3yrs ago), I consider that having kind of 'Haskell overlay' with
>>>> binary packages would be very nice...
>>> Yes, I agree that this is probably the best solution. Arch was designed to
>>> work that way. How difficult is it to set up a repository? Does anyone
>>> know how to do that?
>> I think there are a few Arch devs reading this list, at least a TU or two,
>> hopefully they can offer some more information.
>> AFAIU it's not much to it really. An ABS-like tree (perhaps kept in a
>> Darcs repo for extra points :-) and a place to upload binary packages and
>> the repo DB to.
> I support that idea. I would really like to host that on the same
> server as [community] and [multilib] repos, if the total size of the
> repositories is not too big, but I fear it would be several gigabytes.
> I imagine:
> - keeping ghc + several basic modules in extra/community for bootstrapping
> - a darcs repo one for the scripts
> * a script that builds packages (possibly inspired by devtools, for
> example an analogue of archbuild taking multiple arguments)
> * a script handling rebuilds (build all reverse dependencies of
> something in the right order) possibly just an option to the previous
> * a script that updates a given collection of PKGBUILDs by calling cabal2arch
> * a script that moves built packages to the repositories (like
> commitpkg in devtools)
> - a darcs repo for the PKGBUILDs
1. Are you suggesting we keep binary versions of *all* of hackage in a repo,
2. we keep PKGBUILDs for all of hackage in an ABS tree, and only provide
binaries for a subset of packages?
> * one dir per package, and subdirs $package/trunk, $package/repo
> (holding the current WIP version of the PKGBUILD and one corresponding
> to the binary package in repo)
> * people are supposed to do only a partial checkout of the darcs repo,
> I know Git can do that, but that said, a full working copy is only a
> few thousand files. Is darcs as efficient as Git for storage ? I
> expect the transfer size for a full cloning to be less than 5MB.
It's worth clarifying here that while git does support partial checkout it
doesn't support partial cloning. darcs supports lazy cloning, and I
does as well.
Just to get some numbers I downloaded the cabal files for for the latest
version of all packages on Hackage. Then I ran cabal2arch on it all. After
that I attempted to put the results in darcs and git.
Adding all files, 100 at a time:
* darcs: 522.18s user 5.49s system 99% cpu 8:48.96 total
* git: 1.90s user 0.77s system 97% cpu 2.726 total
Record/commit of initial changeset:
* darcs: NA, it seems frozen with: 5548 done, 5480 queued
* git: 0.33s user 0.32s system 57% cpu 1.128 total
There are a total of 4528 files in the (git) repo and 'du -sh' says that it
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