Getting a GHC repository got easier: new instructions

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Mon Apr 26 08:42:04 EDT 2010

Our GHC repositories on have now been upgraded to 
"hashed" format, with some nice consequences:

  - Using --lazy, getting a GHC repo over the network only takes a
    few minutes

  - No need to download tarballs any more

  - No complicated instructions about how to avoid case-insensitive
    filesystem issues on Windows and Mac

The new simpler instructions are here:

We recommend using darcs 2.4 or later for the best performance.  Note 
that there are issues with 2.4 on Windows right now [1], so it might be 
handy to have an earlier version hanging around too, eg. 2.3.1.

comments welcome!


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