[arch-haskell] [haskell-web] Git-Annex Log file ?

Fabio Riga rifabio at gmail.com
Thu May 9 23:37:38 CEST 2013

Hi Pierre,

sorry for the long delay. [haskell-web] started with the idea to expand
the core repository. It uses cabal to build package, using the last
possible version, according to the policy that we discussed some time
ago. So it is latest cabal, already built and without the cabal
nightmare (sometimes it comes anyway, and I fail to build...)

git-annex is not a library, so it doesn't fit well in this system,
because we don't really care of haskell dependencies, as they are only
needed to make, but we have to take care of the plethora of other

I didn't find a way to check for an updated dependency in [core] or
[extra], so I suppose the problem is simply that an update occurred (for
example in curl) after the date when git-annex was built, and I didn't bump.

Note that I had your problem, killed and restarted the assistant and
everything worked.There are some inconsistencies, maybe for the reason
above. I hadn't the time to investigate.

I don't know the "bin" version, I already emulated the AUR package you
mentioned. I'm confident that it works. If it doesn't, just rebuild.

The stand alone package should have curl and other thing statically
linked, so it should also work, but not in the spirit of Arch. You could
make another AUR package with the stand-alone version, it should be The


Il 19/04/2013 15:24, Pierre Radermecker ha scritto:
> Hi Fabio,
> No, it is still broken. For information, the log file is on
> .git/annex/daemon.log
> If I download and
> use http://downloads.kitenet.net/git-annex/linux/current/git-annex-standalone-amd64.tar.gz
> it works but if I use your package it doesn't.
> I believe there is no point keeping it in the [haskell-web] without
> better integration (and testing)
> For information, I have filled a bug report on the git-annex and
> received this reply:
> http://git-annex.branchable.com/bugs/The_assistant_hangs_forever/
> Basically, there is a mismatched between the curl version used by Arch
> and the one used by Git-Annex.
> I won't go as far as Joey and say that the arch linux version is broken
>  but it is clear to me that Joey only supports the binaries that comes
> with his standalone package. As he said:
> takes the binary built for the standalone tarball and dumps it into a
> filesystem without any of its support libraries, and just hopes it
> works. It's not at all surpising that it continually fails to work.
> Which is causing bug report noise that takes away from my time working
> on actual improvements to git-annex.
> Is your package as AUR git-annex-bin does essentially doing that ? If so
> I am not sure it is a good fit for [haskell-web].
> To me doing something closer to this AUR package makes much sense
> : https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/git-annex/
> This package works better but has some issues as well (the process is
> quite fragile IMHO).
> At this stage, a part from maintaining a binary version with adhoc
> links, I am not sure there is a better alternative. There are now 5
> versions of git-annex for arch-linux and there are all broken ... I
> guess this is a sign that sadly enough we need the big binaries option ...
> Cheers,
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* Fabio Riga <rifabio at gmail.com>
> *To:* Pierre Radermecker <pradermecker at yahoo.ca>
> *Cc:* "arch-haskell at haskell.org" <arch-haskell at haskell.org>
> *Sent:* Thursday, April 18, 2013 5:38:33 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [arch-haskell] [haskell-web] Git-Annex Log file ?
> Sorry, I have no idea... I'm going to look into AUR pkgbuild to find
> differences....
> Fabio
> 2013/4/13 Pierre Radermecker <pradermecker at yahoo.ca
> <mailto:pradermecker at yahoo.ca>>
>> Hello,
>> I am having weird behavior with git-annex going from the AUR version
> to the haskell-web repo one (actually going from the 32 bits to the 64
> bits one). It might be something that hasn't been  cleaned up correctly.
>> Anyway I don't seem to be able to find the log file ... Nothing on
> /var/log and journalctl doesn't seem to give much more information:
>> @nvanillia ~ > journalctl /usr/bin/git-annex
>> -- Logs begin at Sat 2013-02-02 15:25:22 CET, end at Sat 2013-04-13
> 21:50:47 CEST. --
>> Any idea ? Thanks
>> - Pierre
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